Members of the phylum Arthropoda, composed of organisms having a hard, jointed exoskeleton and paired jointed legs. It includes the class INSECTS and the subclass ARACHNIDA, many species of which are important medically as parasites or as vectors of organisms capable of causing disease in man.
Arthropods, other than insects and arachnids, which transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Arthropods of the class ARACHNIDA, order Araneae. Except for mites and ticks, spiders constitute the largest order of arachnids, with approximately 37,000 species having been described. The majority of spiders are harmless, although some species can be regarded as moderately harmful since their bites can lead to quite severe local symptoms. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, p508; Smith, Insects and Other Arthropods of Medical Importance, 1973, pp424-430)
A large subphylum of mostly marine ARTHROPODS containing over 42,000 species. They include familiar arthropods such as lobsters (NEPHROPIDAE), crabs (BRACHYURA), shrimp (PENAEIDAE), and barnacles (THORACICA).
A class of Arthropoda that includes SPIDERS; TICKS; MITES; and SCORPIONS.
A genus of bacteria comprised of a heterogenous group of gram-negative small rods and coccoid forms associated with arthropods. (From Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, vol 1, 1984)
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
The class Insecta, in the phylum ARTHROPODA, whose members are characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth; several hundred thousand different kinds having been described. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and SIPHONAPTERA; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in humans and animals. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1)
Proteins synthesized by organisms belonging to the phylum ARTHROPODA. Included in this heading are proteins from the subdivisions ARACHNIDA; CRUSTACEA; and HORSESHOE CRABS. Note that a separate heading for INSECT PROTEINS is listed under this heading.
Venoms from animals of the phylum Arthropoda. Those most investigated are from scorpions and spiders of the class Arachnidae and from ant, bee, and wasp families of the Insecta order Hymenoptera. The venoms contain protein toxins, enzymes, and other bioactive substances and may be lethal to man.
Animals that have no spinal column.
A discipline or occupation concerned with the study of INSECTS, including the biology and the control of insects.
Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.
Proteins found in any species of insect.
Arthropods of the order Scorpiones, of which 1500 to 2000 species have been described. The most common live in tropical or subtropical areas. They are nocturnal and feed principally on insects and other arthropods. They are large arachnids but do not attack man spontaneously. They have a venomous sting. Their medical significance varies considerably and is dependent on their habits and venom potency rather than on their size. At most, the sting is equivalent to that of a hornet but certain species possess a highly toxic venom potentially fatal to humans. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Smith, Insects and Other Arthropods of Medical Importance, 1973, p417; Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, p503)
A phylum of metazoan invertebrates comprising the segmented worms, and including marine annelids (POLYCHAETA), freshwater annelids, earthworms (OLIGOCHAETA), and LEECHES. Only the leeches are of medical interest. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
A genus of small beetles of the family Tenebrionidae; T. confusum is the "confused flour beetle".
INSECTS of the order Coleoptera, containing over 350,000 species in 150 families. They possess hard bodies and their mouthparts are adapted for chewing.
One of the largest orders of mostly marine CRUSTACEA, containing over 10,000 species. Like AMPHIPODA, the other large order in the superorder Peracarida, members are shrimp-like in appearance, have sessile compound eyes, and no carapace. But unlike Amphipoda, they possess abdominal pleopods (modified as gills) and their bodies are dorsoventrally flattened.
A yellowish fossil resin, the gum of several species of coniferous trees, found in the alluvial deposits of northeastern Germany. It is used in molecular biology in the analysis of organic matter fossilized in amber.
Blood-sucking acarid parasites of the order Ixodida comprising two families: the softbacked ticks (ARGASIDAE) and hardbacked ticks (IXODIDAE). Ticks are larger than their relatives, the MITES. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialized, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In humans they are responsible for many TICK-BORNE DISEASES, including the transmission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; TULAREMIA; BABESIOSIS; AFRICAN SWINE FEVER; and RELAPSING FEVER. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp543-44)
Family of spider MITES, in the superfamily Tetranychoidea, suborder Trombidiformes.
Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
Instinctual behavior pattern in which food is obtained by killing and consuming other species.
An order of parasitic, blood-sucking, wingless INSECTS with the common name of fleas.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Periodic casting off FEATHERS; HAIR; or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in ARTHROPODS, skin renewal in AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES, and the shedding of winter coats in BIRDS and MAMMALS.
An arthropod subclass (Xiphosura) comprising the North American (Limulus) and Asiatic (Tachypleus) genera of horseshoe crabs.
A large, subclass of arachnids comprising the MITES and TICKS, including parasites of plants, animals, and humans, as well as several important disease vectors.
A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. Members contain STILBENES.
A diverse genus of minute freshwater CRUSTACEA, of the suborder CLADOCERA. They are a major food source for both young and adult freshwater fish.
The relationship between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other or a relationship between different species where both of the organisms in question benefit from the presence of the other.
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
The largest genus of TICKS in the family IXODIDAE, containing over 200 species. Many infest humans and other mammals and several are vectors of diseases such as LYME DISEASE, tick-borne encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, TICK-BORNE), and KYASANUR FOREST DISEASE.
A large order of insects characterized by having the mouth parts adapted to piercing or sucking. It is comprised of four suborders: HETEROPTERA, Auchenorrhyncha, Sternorrhyncha, and Coleorrhyncha.
The act of feeding on plants by animals.
An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, SARCOPHAGIDAE, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; TEPHRITIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE. The larval form of Diptera species are called maggots (see LARVA).
The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.
Insects of the family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behavior. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)
A body of stories, the origins of which may be unknown or forgotten, that serve to explain practices, beliefs, institutions or natural phenomena. Mythology includes legends and folk tales. It may refer to classical mythology or to a body of modern thought and modern life. (From Webster's 1st ed)
Venoms of arthropods of the order Araneida of the ARACHNIDA. The venoms usually contain several protein fractions, including ENZYMES, hemolytic, neurolytic, and other TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL.
The effects, both local and systemic, caused by the bites of SPIDERS.
Acquired and inherited conditions that feature DYSTONIA as a primary manifestation of disease. These disorders are generally divided into generalized dystonias (e.g., dystonia musculorum deformans) and focal dystonias (e.g., writer's cramp). They are also classified by patterns of inheritance and by age of onset.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
The family Gryllidae consists of the common house cricket, Acheta domesticus, which is used in neurological and physiological studies. Other genera include Gryllotalpa (mole cricket); Gryllus (field cricket); and Oecanthus (tree cricket).
The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.
An extensive order of highly specialized insects including bees, wasps, and ants.
The farthest or outermost projections of the body, such as the HAND and FOOT.

Myths, models and mitigation of resistance to pesticides. (1/594)

Resistance to pesticides in arthropod pests is a significant economic, ecological and public health problem. Although extensive research has been conducted on diverse aspects of pesticide resistance and we have learned a great deal during the past 50 years, to some degree the discussion about 'resistance management' has been based on 'myths'. One myth involves the belief that we can manage resistance. I will maintain that we can only attempt to mitigate resistance because resistance is a natural evolutionary response to environmental stresses. As such, resistance will remain an ongoing dilemma in pest management and we can only delay the onset of resistance to pesticides. 'Resistance management' models and tactics have been much discussed but have been tested and deployed in practical pest management programmes with only limited success. Yet the myth persists that better models will provide a 'solution' to the problem. The reality is that success in using mitigation models is limited because these models are applied to inappropriate situations in which the critical genetic, ecological, biological or logistic assumptions cannot be met. It is difficult to predict in advance which model is appropriate to a particular situation; if the model assumptions cannot be met, applying the model sometimes can increase the rate of resistance development rather than slow it down. Are there any solutions? I believe we already have one. Unfortunately, it is not a simple or easy one to deploy. It involves employing effective agronomic practices to develop and maintain a healthy crop, monitoring pest densities, evaluating economic injury levels so that pesticides are applied only when necessary, deploying and conserving biological control agents, using host-plant resistance, cultural controls of the pest, biorational pest controls, and genetic control methods. As a part of a truly multi-tactic strategy, it is crucial to evaluate the effect of pesticides on natural enemies in order to preserve them in the cropping system. Sometimes, pesticide-resistant natural enemies are effective components of this resistance mitigation programme. Another name for this resistance mitigation model is integrated pest management (IPM). This complex model was outlined in some detail nearly 40 years ago by V. M. Stern and colleagues. To deploy the IPM resistance mitigation model, we must admit that pest management and resistance mitigation programmes are not sustainable if based on a single-tactic strategy. Delaying resistance, whether to traditional pesticides or to transgenic plants containing toxin genes from Bacillus thuringiensis, will require that we develop multi-tactic pest management programmes that incorporate all appropriate pest management approaches. Because pesticides are limited resources, and their loss can result in significant social and economic costs, they should be reserved for situations where they are truly needed--as tools to subdue an unexpected pest population outbreak. Effective multi-tactic IPM programmes delay resistance (= mitigation) because the number and rates of pesticide applications will be reduced.  (+info)

Hemocyanin of the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Structural differentiation of the isolated components. (2/594)

The high molecular weight hemocyanin found in the hemolymph of the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is composed of at least eight different kinds of subunits. Ion exchange chromatography at high pH in the presence of EDTA yields five major zones, hemocyanins I to V, three of which are electrophoretically heterogeneous. The subunits have similar molecular weights, 65,000 to 70,000, and their amino acid compositions are remarkably similar to each other and to other arthropod and molluscan hemocyanins. Digestion of the native subunits of Limulus hemocyanin by formic acid or trypsin shows considerable structural diversity which is supported by cyanogen bromide cleavage patterns and by peptide mapping of the tryptic peptides prepared from denatured hemocyanin subunits. The structural differentiation of the subunits is accompanied by functional differentiation, as shown in previous investigations of their O2 and CO affinities (Sullivan, B., Bonaventura, J., and Bonaventura, C. (1974) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 71, 2558-2562; Bonaventura, C., Bonaventura, J., Sullivan, B., and Bourne, S. (1975) Biochemistry 13, 4784-4789). The subunit diversity of Limulus hemocyanin suggests that other electrophoretically heterogeneous hemocyanins may be composed of structurally distinct subunits.  (+info)

Cryptocyanin, a crustacean molting protein: evolutionary link with arthropod hemocyanins and insect hexamerins. (3/594)

Cryptocyanin, a copper-free hexameric protein in crab (Cancer magister) hemolymph, has been characterized and the amino acid sequence has been deduced from its cDNA. It is markedly similar in sequence, size, and structure to hemocyanin, the copper-containing oxygen-transport protein found in many arthropods. Cryptocyanin does not bind oxygen, however, and lacks three of the six highly conserved copper-binding histidine residues of hemocyanin. Cryptocyanin has no phenoloxidase activity, although a phenoloxidase is present in the hemolymph. The concentration of cryptocyanin in the hemolymph is closely coordinated with the molt cycle and reaches levels higher than hemocyanin during premolt. Cryptocyanin resembles insect hexamerins in the lack of copper, molt cycle patterns of biosynthesis, and potential contributions to the new exoskeleton. Phylogenetic analysis of sequence similarities between cryptocyanin and other members of the hemocyanin gene family shows that cryptocyanin is closely associated with crustacean hemocyanins and suggests that cryptocyanin arose as a result of a hemocyanin gene duplication. The presence of both hemocyanin and cryptocyanin in one animal provides an example of how insect hexamerins might have evolved from hemocyanin. Our results suggest that multiple members of the hemocyanin gene family-hemocyanin, cryptocyanin, phenoloxidase, and hexamerins-may participate in two vital functions of molting animals, oxygen binding and molting. Cryptocyanin may provide important molecular data to further investigate evolutionary relationships among all molting animals.  (+info)

Mechanisms of arthropod transmission of plant and animal viruses. (4/594)

A majority of the plant-infecting viruses and many of the animal-infecting viruses are dependent upon arthropod vectors for transmission between hosts and/or as alternative hosts. The viruses have evolved specific associations with their vectors, and we are beginning to understand the underlying mechanisms that regulate the virus transmission process. A majority of plant viruses are carried on the cuticle lining of a vector's mouthparts or foregut. This initially appeared to be simple mechanical contamination, but it is now known to be a biologically complex interaction between specific virus proteins and as yet unidentified vector cuticle-associated compounds. Numerous other plant viruses and the majority of animal viruses are carried within the body of the vector. These viruses have evolved specific mechanisms to enable them to be transported through multiple tissues and to evade vector defenses. In response, vector species have evolved so that not all individuals within a species are susceptible to virus infection or can serve as a competent vector. Not only are the virus components of the transmission process being identified, but also the genetic and physiological components of the vectors which determine their ability to be used successfully by the virus are being elucidated. The mechanisms of arthropod-virus associations are many and complex, but common themes are beginning to emerge which may allow the development of novel strategies to ultimately control epidemics caused by arthropod-borne viruses.  (+info)

Internal phylogeny of the Chilopoda (Myriapoda, Arthropoda) using complete 18S rDNA and partial 28S rDNA sequences. (5/594)

The internal phylogeny of the 'myriapod' class Chilopoda is evaluated for 12 species belonging to the five extant centipede orders, using 18S rDNA complete gene sequence and 28S rDNA partial gene sequence data. Equally and differentially weighted parsimony, neighbour-joining and maximum-likelihood were used for phylogenetic reconstruction, and bootstrapping and branch support analyses were performed to evaluate tree topology stability. The results show that the Chilopoda constitute a monophyletic group that is divided into two lines, Notostigmophora (= Scutigeromorpha) and Pleurostigmophora, as found in previous morphological analyses. The Notostigmophora are markedly modified for their epigenic mode of life. The first offshoot of the Pleurostigmophora are the Lithobiomorpha, followed by the Craterostigmomorpha and by the Epimorpha s. str. (= Scolopendromorpha + Geophilomorpha), although strong support for the monophyly of the Epimorpha s. lat. (= Craterostigmomorpha + Epimorpha s. str.) is only found in the differentially weighted parsimony analysis.  (+info)

Divergence time estimates for the early history of animal phyla and the origin of plants, animals and fungi. (6/594)

In the past, molecular clocks have been used to estimate divergence times among animal phyla, but those time estimates have varied widely (1200-670 million years ago, Ma). In order to obtain time estimates that are more robust, we have analysed a larger number of genes for divergences among three well-represented animal phyla, and among plants, animals and fungi. The time estimate for the chordate-arthropod divergence, using 50 genes, is 993 +/- 46 Ma. Nematodes were found to have diverged from the lineage leading to arthropods and chordates at 1177 +/- 79 Ma. Phylogenetic analyses also show that a basal position of nematodes has strong support (p > 99%) and is not the result of rate biases. The three-way split (relationships unresolved) of plants, animals and fungi was estimated at 1576 +/- 88 Ma. By inference, the basal animal phyla (Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora) diverged between about 1200-1500 Ma. This suggests that at least six animal phyla originated deep in the Precambrian, more than 400 million years earlier than their first appearance in the fossil record.  (+info)

Animal mitochondrial genomes. (7/594)

Animal mitochondrial DNA is a small, extrachromosomal genome, typically approximately 16 kb in size. With few exceptions, all animal mitochondrial genomes contain the same 37 genes: two for rRNAs, 13 for proteins and 22 for tRNAs. The products of these genes, along with RNAs and proteins imported from the cytoplasm, endow mitochondria with their own systems for DNA replication, transcription, mRNA processing and translation of proteins. The study of these genomes as they function in mitochondrial systems-'mitochondrial genomics'-serves as a model for genome evolution. Furthermore, the comparison of animal mitochondrial gene arrangements has become a very powerful means for inferring ancient evolutionary relationships, since rearrangements appear to be unique, generally rare events that are unlikely to arise independently in separate evolutionary lineages. Complete mitochondrial gene arrangements have been published for 58 chordate species and 29 non-chordate species, and partial arrangements for hundreds of other taxa. This review compares and summarizes these gene arrangements and points out some of the questions that may be addressed by comparing mitochondrial systems.  (+info)

Molecular characterization of American cockroach tropomyosin (Periplaneta americana allergen 7), a cross-reactive allergen. (8/594)

Inhalation of allergens produced by the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) induces IgE Ab production and the development of asthma in genetically predisposed individuals. The cloning and expression in Escherichia coli of P. americana tropomyosin allergen have been achieved. The protein shares high homology with other arthropod tropomyosins (80% identity) but less homology with vertebrate ones (50% identity). The recombinant allergen was produced in E. coli as a nonfusion protein with a yield of 9 mg/l of bacterial culture. Both natural and recombinant tropomyosins were purified by isoelectric precipitation. P. americana allergen 1 (Per a 1) and Per a 7 (tropomyosin) are to date the only cross-reacting allergens found in cockroaches. ELISA and Western blot inhibition experiments, using natural and recombinant purified tropomyosins from shrimp and cockroach, showed that tropomyosin induced cross-reactivity of IgE from patients allergic to these allergens, suggesting that this molecule could be a common allergen among invertebrates.  (+info)

Blower, J. G. 1985. Millipedes. Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series). No 35. The Linnean Society of London.. Enghoff, H. 1984. Phylogeny of millipedes - a cladistic analysis. Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung 22:8-26.. Enghoff, H. 1990. The ground-plan of chilognathan millipedes (external morphology). Pages 1-24 in Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Myriapodology. A. Minelli, ed. E. J. Brill, Leiden.. Enghoff, H., W. Dohle, and J. G. Blower. 1993. Anamorphosis in millipedes (Diplopoda)- the present state of knowledge with some developmental and phylogenetic considerations. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 109:103-234.. Golovatch, S. I., R. L. Hoffman, J. Adis, and J. W. Demorais. 1995. Identification plate for the millipede orders populating the Neotropical region south of Central Mexico (Myriapoda, Diplopoda). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 30:159-164.. Hoffman, R. L. 1979. Classification of the Diplopoda. Museum ...
BACKGROUND: The ancient and diverse, yet understudied arthropod class Diplopoda, the millipedes, has a muddled taxonomic history. Despite having a cosmopolitan distribution and a number of unique and interesting characteristics, the group has received relatively little attention; interest in millipede systematics is low compared to taxa of comparable diversity. The existing classification of the group comprises 16 orders. Past attempts to reconstruct millipede phylogenies have suffered from a paucity of characters and included too few taxa to confidently resolve relationships and make formal nomenclatural changes. Herein, we reconstruct an ordinal-level phylogeny for the class Diplopoda using the largest character set ever assembled for the group. METHODS: Transcriptomic sequences were obtained from exemplar taxa representing much of the diversity of millipede orders using second-generation (i.e., next-generation or high-throughput) sequencing. These data were subject to rigorous orthology ...
Climatic stressors and chemicals should not be treated as isolated problems since they often occur simultaneously, and their combined effects must be evaluated including their possible interactive effects. In the present study we subjected springtails (Folsomia candida) to combined exposure to phenanthrene and dynamic heat cycles in a full factorial experiment. In a microcosm experiment, we studie ...
Article Transcriptional profiling of the soil invertebrate (Folsomia candida) in pentachlorophenol contaminated soil. Pentachlorophenol (PCP) as a widely used pesticide is also considered to be an endocrine disruptor. Molecular effects of chemicals w...
Induction of the antioxidant enzymes catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the avoidance of potentially toxic metals in soil by Folsomia candida were investigated. Both laboratory-spiked and field-polluted agricultural soils were used. Cadmium (Cd) concentrations in body tissues, animal avoidance behaviour and physico-chemical properties of the field soils were also d ...
With over 1 million living species described and a rich 520 Myr fossil record, arthropods are the most species-rich clade of animals on Earth, accounting for nearly 80 per cent of animal biodiversity [1]. Four main euarthropod sub-phyla are recognized: Hexapoda (including insects); Crustacea (lobsters, water fleas and others); Myriapoda (e.g. millipedes and centipedes); and Chelicerata (including arachnids, horseshoe crabs and possibly sea spiders). After many years of debate, a consensus has emerged that these four classes (or sub-phyla) form a monophyletic group called the Euarthropoda [2,3]. The relationships between the four euarthropod groups remain disputed, however, as is the validity of their close relationship to tardigrades (water bears) and onychophorans (velvet worms) in a more inclusive clade called Arthropoda (named Panarthropoda by Nielsen [4]).. Within the Euarthropoda, the main point of disagreement concerns the position of the myriapods, which were long thought to be most ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Molecular and biochemical characterizations of a novel arthropod endo-β-1,3-glucanase from the Antarctic springtail, Cryptopygus antarcticus, horizontally acquired from bacteria. AU - Song, Jung Min. AU - Nam, Kiwoong. AU - Sun, Young Uk. AU - Kang, Mee Hye. AU - Kim, Choong Gon. AU - Kwon, Suk Tae. AU - Lee, Jehee. AU - Lee, Youn Ho. PY - 2010/4. Y1 - 2010/4. N2 - Collembolan species have been known to have β-1,3-glucanase activity and yet the genes coding such enzymes have not been demonstrated. We report here a novel arthropod endo-β-1,3-glucanase gene CaLam from the Antarctic springtail, Cryptopygus antarcticus. The open reading frame consists of 813bp encoding 270 amino acids with a putative signal peptide and a typical motif of glycosyl hydrolase family 16 (GHF16), E-I-D-I-T-E. The recombinant protein expressed in E. coli shows the hydrolytic activity toward laminarin (Km ~9.98mg/mL) with an optimal temperature 50°C and an optimal pH 6.0. CaLam digests laminarin and ...
Yellow-spotted Millipede. The yellow-spotted millipede is a species of arthropod in the Myriapoda, the many-legged ones a group that also includes centipedes. Myriapods possess from fewer than 10 to nearly 200 pairs of appendages (legs). They often occur in moist climates like that of the Pacific. Northwest; they may be found in damp places under stones and logs, in leaf litter, or soil. Millipedes play an important ecological role in converting forest floor litter into fertile topsoil.. At certain times of the year forested trails within RNSP are literally crawling with yellow-spotted millipedes and their nymphs, which hatch small and white and take approximately two years and several molts of their exoskeleton to reach maturity. Millipedes belong to the arthropod class Diplopoda, which means double legs, they have two pairs of legs per body segment. Yellow-spotted millipedes have 18-20 body segments and 31 pairs of legs (not a thousand like the name millipede suggests). The cylindrical ...
Shelley, R.M. 2007. Taxonomy of extant Diplopoda (millipeds) in the modern era: perspectives for future advancements and observations on the global diplopod community (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Pp. 343-362 in: Zhang, Z.-Q. & Shear, W.A. (eds.) Linnaeus tercentenary: progress in invertebrate taxonomy. Zootaxa 1668: 1-766. Abstract & excerpt (PDF). ...
Blobology analysis revealed 13 contigs with deviating GC content, which could be the result of contamination. The GC content in scaffold 160 was only 29.9%. Blast searches in the NCBI non-redundant database yielded no significant hits to non-metazoan sequences for this scaffold, suggesting that this scaffold is not a result of contamination. Instead, visual inspection revealed stretches of low base pair calling. (N stretches) along this scaffold, which resulted in a biased GC estimate. The remaining 12 scaffolds show GC contents of approximately 50%. Blast searches indicated that these scaffolds comprised long stretches of GC-rich repeat sequences without any indication for contamination.. The high quality of the genome assembly and the 28,734 gene models were supported by various lines of evidence. First, we identified 245 complete genes and one partial gene out of 248 (98.8%) core eukaryotic CEGMA predicted gene models, which is a good indicator of completeness of the assembled gene space. ...
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The use of directional traps for the assessment of short-term phenanthrene effects upon soil springtail communities. : In: Environmental Pollution, 2006, 140 (2), pp.364-370. Directional traps, both horizontal and vertical, were used to assess the behavioural impact of phenanthrene application on soil springtail communities. Avoidance was not detected. Rather, a vertical attraction of the dominant species, Folsomia manolachei, was demonstrated, as well as a decrease in horizontal movements of Lepidocyrtus
How to Identify Chilopoda of Arthropoda? How Chilopoda are Classified? Systematics of Chilopoda, What is a Chilopoda? Overview of the Class Chilopoda?
The Sektion Myriapoda works on millipedes (Diplopoda) and centipedes (Chilopoda), as well as the smaller groups Symphyla and Pauropoda.
to top. millipede taxonomy was a job only to be undertaken by experts, and that the experts were understandably too busy to spend time on identification or description of our species. Millipedes have a heavily segmented body with 2 pairs of legs per body segment and a short pair of antennae on the head. Oct 12, 2019 - Explore Gabriele Baynes board Centipedes/Millipedes, followed by 1928 people on Pinterest. Number of named species: about 10,000; Millipede with the most legs: Illacme plenipes, 375 pairs or 750 legs altogether; Millipede with the least legs: Polyxenus lagurus, 12 pairs or 24 legs altogether; Longest known Millipede ever: Arthropleura sp. Size: 2.5 to 4 cm long; Color: Common North American species are brownish in color. The millipede is found all over the world but is more common in the southern hemisphere where the millipede has been known to get to nearly 40cm long. Centipedes have only one leg per body segment. Apparently, many species have single pairs of legs in their ...
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Millipedes are the class Diplopoda, where most segments appear to have two pairs of legs. This happened because each pair of body segments fused (joined) into a single unit, which gives them the appearance of having two pairs of legs per segment. They are slower than centipedes, and feed on leaf litter and detritus. Around 8,000 species have been described, which may represent less than a tenth of the true global millipede diversity.[6] One species, Illacme plenipes has the greatest number of legs of any animal, with 750.[2] Millipedes typically have between 36 and 400 legs. Pill millipedes are much shorter, and are capable of rolling up into a ball, like pillbugs. ...
Millipedes are often mixed up with centipedes, but whereas centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment, millipedes have two. Moreover, millipedes curl up when disturbed; centipedes run away.
Siveter et al. [1] recently described a new putative megacheiran arthropod, Enalikter aphson, from the Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte and discussed its impact on arthropod phylogeny and the survival of megacheirans beyond the Cambrian Period.. In this comment, we should like to suggest an alternative interpretation of the new fossil. We think that the evidence for arthropod affinities of E. aphson is not compelling, and we argue that all features of this species are more compatible with an annelid affinity of E. aphson. Accordingly, the supposed impact of E. aphson on arthropod phylogeny and longevity of early megacheirans is questioned.. The body of E. aphson is composed of segments that bear appendages, some of which are interpreted as biramous or multiramous. The segments lack a well-delineated tergite on the dorsal side; as pointed out by Siveter et al. [1] tergo-pleurae are also not visible in the material. Siveter et al. [1] identify a dome-like tergite on the dorsal side of the ...
A house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) on rotting wood. In a laboratory observation of 24 house centipedes, an average of 63 and a maximum of 151 eggs were laid. Invertebrates are animals without backbones, including earthworms, slugs, snails, and arthropods. Who is the longest reigning WWE Champion of all time? In temperate areas, centipede egg-laying occurs in spring and summer. The body is brown to grayish-yellow and has three dark stripes on top. What are the release dates for The Wonder Pets - 2006 Save the Ladybug? We usually see them in houses, where they prey on all the other insects and spiders you dont want around. Their eggs and young are especially vulnerable to predation. House centipedes are easy to spot by their elongated, worm-like body with their many pairs of legs. But like almost every other bug out there, a centipede … Indeed, it is a real predator. LFS house centipede. The legs of house centipedes are barbed to help hold prey. The typical response to a house centipede ...
A Fascinating Creature. Petroglyph National Monument is unique in many ways, but one of its most striking attributes is the seventeen-mile long volcanic escarpment. In addition to having thousands of petroglyphs on the basalt boulders, the escarpment is home to many plants and animals that may not usually be found this far north in the Chihuahuan Desert. The boulders strewn across the escarpment allow moisture and heat to be concentrated. This gives plants and animals the slight edge they need to be able to survive. One such animal is the millipede. Millipedes are known to exist in many different habitats from rainforests to sub-alpine mountaintops to deserts. The millipedes that live in these diverse habitats have adapted in order to survive the elements. Some have developed mechanisms to keep from freezing, to keep from being eaten or to keep from drying out in the heat. In whatever habitat they occupy, millipedes are fascinating creatures that have a long history and are an important member ...
Janie & Geoff. Hiking the Burgess Shale: 500 Million Years Ago in the Canadian Rockies. Many people travel to the Canadian Rockies and end up in popular spots such as Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise. The Rockies are so magnificently beautiful its hard to imagine that there could be even more awesome experiences there than gazing at those mountains and lakes. But if you make it to Lake Louise, Alberta, take the time to travel another 30 kilometers to a World Heritage site that is awesome in the original sense of the word. It is well worth the drive and an overnight stay to take the guided hike the next day to the Burgess Shale, located in Yoho National Park on the British Columbia side of the Rockies.. If youve ever been to natural science museums, most notably the Smithsonian, and seen fossils from the Cambrian Age (540 million years ago), chances are that they came from the Burgess Shale. Steven J. Goulds book Wonderful Life describes the discovery of the site and how it changed our notions ...
View Notes - ch21 from ENT 100 at UC Davis. ENT 100 Fall 2009 1 Lecture 21: Insects & Disease Many insects and other arthropods are studied because they transmit parasites or pathogens to humans or
In the course of exploratory field studies on arthropods with defensive glands, we came across two species which emit a strong and persistent phenolic odor when handled. One is a carabid beetle |em|(Chlaenius cordicollis Kirby)|/em|, the other a chordeumoid millipede [|em|Abacion magnum|/em| (Loomis)]. The fact that both animals produce repellent secretions is not surprising, since many other carabids and millipedes are well known for their defensive glands. But the particular phenolic odor possessed by these two species is unIike the odor of any other arthropod secretion that has been studied (for a summary of defensive secretions of arthropods see Roth and Eisner, 1962).The purpose of this paper is to report on the nature of the two phenols involved, and to discuss the structure and mode of operation of the glands, as well as their defensive effectiveness. Both species were collected in the environs of Ithaca, N. Y. |em|Abacion|/em| was from leaf litter in deciduous woods, and |em|Chlaenius|/em| from
Any way you look at it - by sheer weight, species diversity or population - the hard-shelled, joint-legged creepy crawlies called arthropods dominate planet Earth. Because of their success and importance, scientists have been trying for decades to figure out the family relationships that link lobsters to millipedes and cockroaches to tarantulas and find which might have come first.. In a scientific and technological tour de force that was nearly a decade in the making, a team of scientists from Duke University, the University of Maryland and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County have compared genetic sequences from 75 different species to draw a new family tree that includes every major arthropod lineage. Some of the relationships are so surprising that new names had to be coined for five newly-discovered groupings.. The work, which was supported by the National Science Foundation, appears early online Wednesday in the journal Nature.. A big surprise to tumble out of the new tree is ...
Nonnative plants alter the composition of native plant communities, with concomitant effects on arthropods. However, plant invasions may not be the only disturbance affecting native communities, and multiple disturbances can have compounding effects. We assessed the effects of invasion and drought on plant and arthropod communities by comparing grasslands dominated by nonnative Old World bluestem grasses (OWBs, Dichanthium annulatum) to grasslands dominated by native plants during a period of decreasing drought severity (2011â€2013). Native plant communities had more species of plants and arthropods (/m2) than areas dominated by OWBs during extreme drought, but richness was comparable as drought severity decreased. Abundance of arthropods was greater in native plant communities than in OWB communities during extreme drought, but OWB communities had more arthropods during moderate and non-drought conditions. We observed a shift in the arthropod community from one dominated by detritivores to ...
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Trek Aerospaces Springtail Exoskeleton Flying Vehicle is a single operator powered-lift vehicle that supports the operator/pilot in a standing position. There are a pair of ducts, approximately one meter in diameter, mounted on the upper end of the airframe above the operator. Each duct contains a fan consisting of five blades which produce thrust in the vertical direction. The fans are counter-rotating, eliminating the torque that is normally associated with a single rotor.. ...
We have been inundated with springtails (verified by our county vector control entomologist) for almost 3 months since getting 4 new sliding doors installed. Showers, essential oil baths, washing all linens and vacuuming mattresses and floors every day have kept them down. We have had terminex spray inside 4x and outside 3x, which helps temporarily. Our outdoor sprinklers were leaking and we ripped up and replaced the sprinklers and front yard - new topsoil and sod. They die from flea powder for the carpet, but come back within a week. We are having some plants with whiteflies torn out, and removing all mulch. Diatamaceous earth work pretty well, as it compromises their joints and dries them out. There is a company called Diatect that sells an organic product with food-grade D.E. and natural pyrethrens from african daisies. It is safe for people and pets, you can even eat it, though I wouldnt recommend it. It is used commercially for grain storage and organic crops. I have a hand pump sprayer ...
Phylum Arthropoda (jointed feet) Subphylum Trilobita (extinct, but often pretty) Subphylum Chelinidea (2 tagmata [singular is tagma], cephlo-thorax and abdomen; uses chelicerae for feeding Class Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs) Class Eurypterida (extinct; dominant for 300M years) Class Arachnida *Order Araneae (spiders) **Order Acarina (mites, also includes ticks) *Order Scorpiones Order Phalangidae (daddy-long-legs) Order Pseudoscorpiones (small but impressive, as your TA will tell you) Subphylum Mandibulata (2 or 3 tagmata, if 2 then head free; various bits of anatomy used for feeding, mostly by chewing or, secondarily, by sucking) Class Crustacea (often good to eat) Class Symphyla (small, maybe ancestor of the rest) Class Diplopoda (second segment fused with first, so it appears to have two legs on each segment-millipedes) Class Chilopoda (small poison jaws; centipedes) Some call these three Classes collectively as the Myriapoda; poor Class Insecta (or Hexapoda) (3 tagmata [head, thorax, ...
Phylum Arthropoda (jointed feet) Subphylum Trilobita (extinct, but often pretty) Subphylum Chelinidea (2 tagmata [singular is tagma], cephlo-thorax and abdomen; uses chelicerae for feeding Class Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs) Class Eurypterida (extinct; dominant for 300M years) Class Arachnida *Order Araneae (spiders) **Order Acarina (mites, also includes ticks) *Order Scorpiones Order Phalangidae (daddy-long-legs) Order Pseudoscorpiones (small but impressive, as your TA will tell you) Subphylum Mandibulata (2 or 3 tagmata, if 2 then head free; various bits of anatomy used for feeding, mostly by chewing or, secondarily, by sucking) Class Crustacea (often good to eat) Class Symphyla (small, maybe ancestor of the rest) Class Diplopoda (second segment fused with first, so it appears to have two legs on each segment-millipedes) Class Chilopoda (small poison jaws; centipedes) Some call these three Classes collectively as the Myriapoda; poor Class Insecta (or Hexapoda) (3 tagmata [head, thorax, ...
A new paper, published online in Nature this week, aims to resolve long-standing disputes within Arthropod phylogenetics. This work offers strong evidence for, and opens new, perplexing questions about, the deep evolutionary history of arthropods. The phylum Arthropoda consists of four major subphyla: Chelicerata - Arachnids, horseshoe crabs, sea spiders. Myriapoda - Centipedes, millipedes. Crustacea…
Dont worry if you notice occasional centipedes and millipedes in your home. In fact, centipedes may help control populations of other pests, such as flies and cockroaches. If you have a lot of centipedes or millipedes, however, decrease the humidity inside the home and remove moist, decaying matter from outside the home. Sealing cracks in the foundation and using screens in doors and windows may also help keep centipedes and millipedes out of your home. Use chemical pesticides as a last resort.. ...
Aggregations of conspecifics are ubiquitous in the biological world. In arthropods, such aggregations are generated and regulated through complex interactions of chemical and mechanical as well as abiotic and biotic factors. Aggregations are often functionally associated with facilitation of defense, thermomodulation, feeding, and reproduction, amongst others. Although the iconic aggregations of locusts, fireflies, and monarch butterflies come to mind, many other groups of arthropods also aggregate. Cycloalexy is a form of circular or quasicircular aggregation found in many animals. In terrestrial arthropods, cycloalexy appears to be a form of defensive aggregation although we cannot rule out other functions, particularly thermomodulation. In insects, cycloalexic-associated behaviors may include coordinated movements, such as the adoption of seemingly threatening postures, regurgitation of presumably toxic compounds, as well as biting movements. These behaviors appear to be associated with attempts to
Ecosystem engineering is a process by which organisms change the distribution of resources and create new habitats for other species via non-trophic interactions. Leaf-rolling caterpillars can act as ecosystem engineers because they provide shelter to secondary users. In this study, we report the influence of leaf-rolling caterpillars on speciose tropical arthropod communities along both spatial scales (leaf-level and plant-level effects) and temporal scales (dry and rainy seasons). We predict that rolled leaves can amplify arthropod diversity at both the leaf and plant levels and that this effect is stronger in dry seasons, when arthropods are prone to desiccation. Our results show that the abundance, richness, and biomass of arthropods within several guilds increased up to 22-fold in naturally and artificially created leaf shelters relative to unaltered leaves. These effects were observed at similar magnitudes at both the leaf and plant scales. Variation in the shelter architecture (funnel, ...
The first antennae of arthropods are divisible into two main types, viz. (1) segmented antennae and (2) annulated antennae. In the first type the antenna consists of a variable number of segments, each having intrinsic musculature. The antennae of the Ohilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda, Symphyla, Collembola, and Thysanura Entognatha all pertain to this type; also, the first antennae of many Copepoda and Ostracoda.. In the second type the antenna consists of a peduncle or protopodite composed of one or more segments, each with intrinsic musculature. Distally it bears an annulated flagellum, or a pair of flagella, devoid of intrinsic muscles and whose movements are effected by muscles originating within the peduncle. The first antennae of the Crustacea Malacostraca and the antennae of the Thysanura Ectognatha and of all the Insecta Pterygota belong to this type.. The greatly elongated antennae of the Schizotarsia are intermediate between these two types. They are composed of an immense number of ...
The first soybean aphids of the year were found in northeastern Iowa. Photo by Greg VanNostrand. The warm winter was helpful to those insects trying to overwinter in Iowa, particularly for bean leaf beetle. For the other crop in Iowa, corn rootworm egg hatch is peaking, stalk borers are moving to corn, and European corn borer egg hatch is also happening now. Then the conversation turned to millipedes - not a typical field crop pest. They talk about field conditions conducive to millipede injury, in addition to other emerging pests like slugs, snails and isopods. Finally, Matt reminded us Pollinator Fest is coming up at Reiman Gardens in Ames on June 25. Random fact: Millipedes are arthropods within the class Diplopoda. They are distant relatives to insects and arachnids. People who study millipedes are called diplopodologists. ...
The first soybean aphids of the year were found in northeastern Iowa. Photo by Greg VanNostrand. The warm winter was helpful to those insects trying to overwinter in Iowa, particularly for bean leaf beetle. For the other crop in Iowa, corn rootworm egg hatch is peaking, stalk borers are moving to corn, and European corn borer egg hatch is also happening now. Then the conversation turned to millipedes - not a typical field crop pest. They talk about field conditions conducive to millipede injury, in addition to other emerging pests like slugs, snails and isopods. Finally, Matt reminded us Pollinator Fest is coming up at Reiman Gardens in Ames on June 25. Random fact: Millipedes are arthropods within the class Diplopoda. They are distant relatives to insects and arachnids. People who study millipedes are called diplopodologists. ...
How to Trap Millipedes. Millipedes are usually beneficial in the garden. If they are in really large numbers, however, they can sometimes turn their sights to shoots, sprouts and soft fruits such as strawberries rather than their usual...
Although molecular analyses have contributed to a better resolution of the animal tree of life, the phylogenetic position of tardigrades (water bears) is still controversial, as they have been united alternatively with nematodes, arthropods, onychophorans (velvet worms), or onychophorans plus arthropods. Depending on the hypothesis favoured, segmental ganglia in tardigrades and arthropods might either have evolved independently, or they might well be homologous, suggesting that they were either lost in onychophorans or are a synapomorphy of tardigrades and arthropods. To evaluate these alternatives, we analysed the organisation of the nervous system in three tardigrade species using antisera directed against tyrosinated and acetylated tubulin, the amine transmitter serotonin, and the invertebrate neuropeptides FMRFamide, allatostatin and perisulfakinin. In addition, we performed retrograde staining of nerves in the onychophoran Euperipatoides rowelli in order to compare the serial locations of motor
In Drosophila, the T-box genes optomotor-blind (omb) and H15 have been implicated in specifying the development of the dorso-ventral (DV) axis of the appendages. Results from the spider Cupiennius salei have suggested that this DV patterning system may be at least partially conserved. Here we extend the study of the DV patterning genes omb and H15 to a representative of the Myriapoda in order to add to the existing comparative data set and to gain further insight into the evolution of the DV patterning system in arthropod appendages. The omb gene of the millipede Glomeris marginata is expressed on the dorsal side of all appendages including trunk legs, maxillae, mandibles, and antennae. This is similar to what is known from Drosophila and Cupiennius and suggests that the role of omb in instructing dorsal fates is conserved in arthropods. Interestingly, the lobe-shaped portions of the mouthparts do not express omb, indicating that these are ventral components and thus may be homologous to the ...
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The super worm (Zophobas morio) is a larva of a species of darkling beetle. Only the larvae are fed out to amphibians, as the adult are not preferred foods for frogs. This insect goes through complete metamorphosis.. We also have a colony of earthworms. Our colonies are not thriving at the moment, so most of the time we harvest from our own backyard. The other food item that we are currently not breeding, but do feed out, is the Neoconocephalus saturatus, a type of cone-headed katydid. We rely on a local family to help us out by collecting these katydids for us.. Last, but certainly not least, is the newest food item on the menu at EVACC; Blaberus discoidalis, a very large cockroach.. ...
The tempo and mode of cryptobiosis evolution within tardigrades are still unknown, but it is clear that comprehending this process is the key to better understand evolutionary history and ecology of this phylum, and the process of animal terrestrialization, given the ubiquitous continental distribution of tardigrades. Our study was mainly aimed at timing tardigrade radiation and key events in tardigrade evolution. Given the existence of two lineages of continental tardigrades, i.e. Eutardigrada and Echiniscidae, we decided to implement a relaxed molecular clock based approach to attempt to derive a minimal time interval for tardigrade terrestrialization. Data from new and Genbank partial 18S and 28S rDNA sequences of 41 specimens, belonging to 31 species from 26 genera, representing all known tardigrade orders and superfamilies, were acquired. Phylogenetic inference was achieved using Bayesian mixture models that have allowed the most accurate estimates of evolutionary rates. The following ...
Venomous animals have evolved with sophisticated bio-chemical strategies to arrest prey and defend themselves from natural predators. In recent years, peptide toxins from venomous animals have drawn considerable attention from researchers due to their surprising chemical, biochemical, and pharmacological diversity. Similar to other venomous animals, centipedes are one of the crucial venomous arthropods that have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years in China. Despite signifying pharmacological importance, very little is known about the active components of centipede venoms. More than 500 peptide sequences have been reported in centipede venomous glands by transcriptome analysis, but only a small number of peptide toxins from centipede has been functionally described. Like other venomous animals such as snakes, scorpions, and spiders, the venom of centipedes could be an excellent source of peptides for developing drugs for treatments as well as bio-insecticides for agrochemical
Phylum Onychophora Phylum Onychophora: Velvet worms, Peripatus. All modern Onychophorans are terrestrial but fossils, which date back to the Cambrian, are mainly from marine sediments. Onychophorans look a bit like slugs with legs and when first described in 1825 were thought to be mollusks. However, now placed at the base of the Arthropod family tree.
MUTURI, J. J. et al. Effect of integrated soil fertility management interventions on the abundance and diversity of soil Collembola in Embu and Taita Districts, Kenya. Trop. subtrop. agroecosyt [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp.35-42. ISSN 1870-0462.. The study aimed at identifying soil fertility management practices that promote the Collembola population, diversity and survival in the soil. Soil samples were randomly collected from on farm plots amended with: 1-Mavuno ((Ma)-is a compound fertilizer containing 26% Potassium, 10% Nitrogen, 10% Calcium, 4% Sulphur, 4% Magnesium and trace elements like Zinc, Copper, Boron, Molybdenum and Manganese)), 2-Manure (Mn), 3-Trichoderna (Tr) inoculant (is a soil and compost-borne antagonistic fungus used as biological control agent against plant fungal diseases), 4-Farmers practice ((FP) where Tripple Super Phosphate (T.S.P.) and Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (C.A.N.) fertilizers are applied in the soil in mixed form), 5-Tripple Super Phosphate (T.S.P.), ...
The observations from the recent period revealed that the Western Carpathians, a part of the Carpathian mountain chain, is the northernmost region in Europe with the occurrence of the obligate cave fauna. The collembolan genus Pseudosinella Schäffer, 1897 is a polyphyletic taxon derived from the genus Lepidocyrtus Bourlet, 1839 from which it differs in reduced number of eyes. It covers about 350 species with predominantly Holarctic distribution of which about 39% are confined to caves. We studied the morphology and molecular traits to identify cave species of the genus Pseudosinella occupying the Western Carpathian caves and clarify their phylogenetic relationships. Based on morphological traits we hypothesized that Pseudosinella aggtelekiensis (Stach, 1929) and P. paclti Rusek, 1961 are descendants of the different phyletic lineages, the former species lacking morphologically related edaphic species. On the other hand, several species related to P. paclti were found in caves, superficial subterranean
An experimental procedure using biotin-labelled probes and streptavidin-bound magnetic beads (FIASCO) was used to produce a microsatellite-enriched library for the collembolan Orchesella villosa. PCR primers were successfully constructed for seven loci containing, respectively, five pure, one interrupted, and one compound dinucleotide microsatellite repeats. As a preliminary test of their variability, we investigated 15 individuals from 5 locations inside a dismissed mining area in southern Tuscany. All microsatellite loci showed high levels of polymorphism. The mean number of different alleles at each locus across populations was 10.1 and observed heterozygosity per locus was 0.13-0.86. Only 2 out of the 7 loci appeared to be in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The potential application of these loci to test the effects of environmental contamination on the genetic structure of exposed populations is discussed.. ...
Hemocyanins (also spelled haemocyanins and abbreviated Hc) are proteins that transport oxygen throughout the bodies of some invertebrate animals. These metalloproteins contain two copper atoms that reversibly bind a single oxygen molecule (O2). They are second only to hemoglobin in frequency of use as an oxygen transport molecule. Unlike the hemoglobin in red blood cells found in vertebrates, hemocyanins are not bound to blood cells but are instead suspended directly in the hemolymph. Oxygenation causes a color change between the colorless Cu(I) deoxygenated form and the blue Cu(II) oxygenated form. Hemocyanins are found only in the Mollusca and Arthropoda: the earliest discoveries of hemocyanins were in the snail Helix pomatia (a mollusc) and in the horseshoe crab (an arthropod). They were subsequently found to be common among crustaceans and are utilized by some land arthropods such as the tarantula Eurypelma californicum, the emperor scorpion, and the centipede Scutigera coleoptrata. Also, ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Zebrafish trilobite identifies new roles for Strabismus in gastrulation and neuronal movements. AU - Jessen, Jason R.. AU - Topczewski, Jacek. AU - Bingham, Stephanie. AU - Sepich, Diane S.. AU - Marlow, Florence. AU - Chandrasekhar, Anand. AU - Solnica-Krezel, Lilianna. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - Embryonic morphogenesis is driven by a suite of cell behaviours, including coordinated shape changes, cellular rearrangements and individual cell migrations, whose molecular determinants are largely unknown. In the zebrafish, Dani rerio, trilobite mutant embryos have defects in gastrulation movements1-4 and posterior migration of hindbrain neurons5. Here, we have used positional cloning to demonstrate that trilobite mutations disrupt the transmembrane protein Strabismus (Stbm)/Van Gogh (Vang), previously associated with planar cell polarity (PCP) in Drosophila melanogaster6,7, and PCP and canonical Wnt/β-catenin signalling in vertebrates8,9. Our genetic and molecular analyses argue ...
Ben Burgess, Founder and Managing Member of Burgess Civil, LLC, first got the construction bug at the age of 15 when his dad helped build the familys house in Charlotte, NC. His interest in construction along with a burgeoning interest in entrepreneurship, partly fueled by a friends dad who was an entrepreneur, would guide many of Burgess decisions starting in high school and continuing today as the owner of one of the premier civil contracting firms in the Tampa Bay area. Burgess shared his journey, some of the challenges he faced along the way and what hes doing to position Burgess Civil to capitalize on future growth in the commercial, residential and public sectors.. After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, I worked for two different contractors in North Carolina and Jacksonville, he said. While working in Jacksonville I went back to school and got my MBA at the University of Florida. It was right after the recession when construction ...
I recently moved into a small studio an an historic building (old!) and there have been quite a few centipede visitors in the night. I dont seem to be able to catch them so I end up just chasing them away. One afternoon when I came home from work I noticed both my cats were in the bathtub playing with a huge centipede. I use the word playing deliberately because I stood and watched the three of them silently for about a minute, and was amazed at how unafraid the insect was of the two mammals. It just waddled around as though it were teasing the cats. Finally I yelled, Hey! and stomped my foot. The cats froze to look at me and the centipede zipped down the drain as fast as lightning. Very curious. It was as if it knew I was dangerous, and the cats were not. ...
The House Centipide Scutigera coleoptrata Xini Ta`l-Indewwa is unfortunately a well considered pest locally. Originally endemic to the Mediterranean region, the species has spread to other parts of the world, where it usually lives in human homes. This species can live its entire life inside a building, usually the ground levels of homes. They are generally considered harmless to humans. Bites are not common, and the jaws of most house centipedes are not strong enough to penetrate human skin . the latter feed on spiders, bedbugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish, ants, and other household arthropods. They administer venom through modified legs. These are not part of their mandibles, so strictly speaking they sting rather than bite. They are mostly nocturnal hunters. Despite their developed eyes they seem to rely mostly on their antennae when hunting. Their antennae are sensitive to both smells and tactile information. They use both their mandibles and their legs for holding prey. This way they ...
Soil organic matter (SOM) cycling has significant consequences for ecosystem processes and functioning. Studies of SOM have focused traditionally on soil microorganisms that regulate the fundamental biochemical processes of litter mineralization and organic matter formation. However, microbe-mediated processes rarely occur in isolation in natural systems without the involvement of soil fauna. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to soil fauna - e.g., the direct roles they play in SOM cycling, and indirect roles through changing microbial community composition, activity, and function to influence soil C and N dynamics. We combine traditional morphological characterization of soil invertebrates with microbial functional assays, and modern chemical techniques to identify relationships among soil fauna, microbe, plant residue inputs, and SOM. Our ultimate goal is to investigate whether/how soil fauna contribute to soil organic carbon storage, especially through their impacts on microbial ...
Abstract. Thousands of arthropod species, ranging from arachnids (spiders and scorpions) to hymenopterans (ants, bees, and wasps) and myriapods (centipedes), are venomous and use their venoms for both defense and predation. These venoms are invariably harmful to humans, and some may cause serious injuries, e.g., those from scorpions, spiders, and wasps. Arthropods venoms are also known as rich sources of biologically active compounds and have attracted the attention of toxin researchers for years. In this century, venom component analysis has progressed considerable due to the advances in analytical techniques, in particular, mass spectrometry and next-generation deep (DNA and RNA) sequencing. As such, proteomic and peptidomic analyses using LC-MS have enabled the full analysis of venom components, revealing a variety of novel peptide and protein toxins sequences and scaffolds, potentially useful as pharmacological research tools and for the development of highly selective peptide ligands and ...
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Publications (10 selected Publications since 2008). 1. Heuer C, Binzer M, Kollmann M, Schachtner J. 2012. Neuropeptides in the insect mushroom bodies. Arthropod Struct Dev 41(3):199-226.. 2. Neupert S, Fusca D, Schachtner J, Kloppenburg P, Predel R. 2012. Toward a single-cell-based analysis of neuropeptide expression in Periplaneta americana antennal lobe neurons. J Comp Neurol, 520(4):694-716.. 3. Kollmann M, Huetteroth W, Schachtner J. 2011. The brain of springtails: neuroarchitecture of a basal arthropod brain. Arthropod Struct Dev 40(4):304-316.. 4. Schachtner J, Wegener C, Neupert S, Predel R. 2010. Direct peptide profiling of brain tissue by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Methods Mol Biol 615:129-135.. 5. Carlsson MA, Diesner M, Schachtner J, Nässel DR. 2010. Multiple neuropeptides in the Drosophila antennal lobe suggest complex modulatory circuits. J Comp Neurol 518:3359-3380.. 6. Huetteroth W, El Jundi B, El Jundi S, Schachtner J. 2010. 3D-reconstructions and virtual 4D-visualization to ...
The springtails (Collembola) species collected include Desoria klovstadi, Fresia grisea, Cryptopygus cisantarcticus, Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni, Antarctophorus sudpolaris, Biscoia subpolaris and Neocryptopygus nivicolis. The mite (Acari) species collected were Stereotydeus mollis and Nanorchestes spp. Some genetic work was completed on one species of nematode Scottnema lindsayae from Mt Kyffin Traditional, morphologically-based, taxonomic approaches for assessing biodiversity were combined with more recent molecular techniques (e.g. allozyme and DNA analyses) with individuals from each study site evaluated using protein electrophoresis, mtDNA and morphological analyses. Allozyme electrophoresis was used to determine genetic differences within and among populations. Genotype frequencies were recorded for each locus at each site. Detailed and quantitative observations were made on modes of dispersal through the use of windsocks, pitfall traps and stream drift nets. These analyses are designed to ...
The Crustacea are a subphylum of arthropods with 67,000 described species. They are part of the phylum Arthropoda. Crustaceans include crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles. They are relatives of insects. If the Arthropods are regarded as a superphylum, then the insects and crustacea would be phyla. (see List of animal phyla). The group has an extensive fossil record, reaching back to the Cambrian. Most crustaceans are aquatic, mostly marine. Some have moved onto land permanently. Crustaceans that live on land include some crabs, and woodlice. Crustacea range in size from a parasite 0.1mm long, to the Japanese spider crab with a leg span of up to 14 ft (4.3 m) and a mass of 44 lb (20 kg). The North Atlantic lobster can weigh more than 40 pounds. Most crustaceans are mobile, but some become sessile after their larval stage. Barnacles become attached to rocks on the sea shore. Some are parasitic, like fish lice, and tongue worms. Crustacea usually have separate sexes, and the eggs ...
Select any question to share it on FB or Twitter. Characteristics of Brachiopoda: Bilaterally symmetrical. Their body has jointed appendages which help in locomotion. Flatworms have three embryonic germ layers that give rise to surfaces covering tissues, internal tissues, and the lining of the digestive system. The upper lip of the mouth contains epistome and labrum, and the lower lip contains a pair of maxillae. Excretory system: malpighian tubules in insects, green glands in crustaceans, malpighian tubules and coxal glands in arachnids. Ants, flies, cockroaches, shrimp, crabs, spiders and scorpions are examples of arthropods. gribbling. The terrestrial Arthropods excrete through Malpighian tubules while the aquatic ones excrete through green glands or coaxal glands. Nymphs are the larvae of hemimetabolous insects (such as grasshoppers). In arthropods, the respiratory system is open (lacunar). Lv 7. aration of germ layers, is not just a single process. So yes, insects have germ layers that form during
Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is an important combinable break crop in the UK, which is largely protected from arthropod pests by insecticidal chemicals. Despite ongoing debate regarding the use of neonicotinoids, the dominant seed treatment ingredients used for this crop, there is little publicly available data comparing the efficacy of insecticides in controlling key arthropod pests or comparing the impacts on non-target species and the wider environment. To provide an insight into these matters, a UK-wide expert survey targeting agronomists and entomologists was conducted from March to June 2015. Based on the opinions of 90 respondents, an average of 20% yield loss caused by the key arthropod pests was expected to have occurred in the absence of insecticide treatments. Relatively older chemical groups were perceived to have lower efficacy for target pests than newer ones, partly due to the development of insecticide resistance. Without neonicotinoid seed treatments, a lack of good ...
A survey of natural enemies and their associated arthropod preys/hosts occurring in the pomegranate orchards in Antalya province (South-western part of Turkey) was carried out during the years, 2011 and 2012. Samples were collected by aspirator, hand picking with a fine forceps or a fine brush for tiny arthropods and beating/jarring of vegetation. Additionally, small and medium sized branches infested with arthropod pests were collected for subsequent close examination or rearing of immature stages of some predators. Pest-infested plant samples containing parasitoids were also collected to obtain adult parasitoids in emergence boxes. All the collected samples were taken to the laboratory and separated soon after each sampling. The results from the study revealed that 22 species of predators (Coleoptera - Coccinellidae: 13; Hemiptera - Anthocoridae: 2, Nabidae: 2; Neuroptera - Chrysopidae: 2; Dermaptera - Forficulidae: 1; Thysanoptera - Thripidae: 1 and Acarina - Phytoseiidae: 1) and 2 species of ...
Abstract The possibility of vaccinating hosts against blood-feeding arthropods using antigens derived from salivary gland, gut, and other tissues is reviewed. These vaccines directed against vector arthropods also have the potential to effect the arthropods capacity to transmit pathogens, and this is distinct from transmission-blocking vaccines that use antigens derived from pathogens. Antigen extracts have been used in attempts to vaccinate against fleas, lice, keds, flies, mosquitoes, and a number of tick species. A vaccine against the cattle tick, Boophilus microplus (Canestrini), using a recombinant antigen, has been tested under field conditions. Ticks feeding on vaccinated hosts are damaged by an immune response directed against their gut cells. Some die on the host, others engore but their fecundity is reduced. The Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization-Biotechnology Australia tick vaccine against B. microplus is cited as a model for the development of other vaccines. It is
Jul 19, 2015 - Feathertail Centipedes are an entire genus of centipedes from eastern Africa. this is one of the largest species of centipede in the world also one of the hardest to find and most expensive in the hobb The list below will updated weekly, the website will be updated as often as possible. Reptile and amphibian food should be varied, which is why we offer an array of feeder insects for sale. • Scolopendra alternans … Texas Giant Gold Millipedes. However, humans are rarely bitten, because of the centipedes generally secretive lifestyle. Wenn Sie bestimmte Exemplare (1.1 oder 1.2) … Scolopendra alternans (Haiti): 5 - 10+ uL frozen or lyophilized, ready to ship Scolopendra dehaani (S.E. Its always far more cost effective to buy feeder insects in bulk, which often saves up to 70% off pet store prices. They have a yellow to orange body with dark grey band at each segment join. Our reptile and amphibian feeder insects and lizards include a guarantee of live arrival. Its a ...
Brief blurbs about recent arthropod news and research: The blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, has been found in England for the second time ever. These ill-tempered, but delicious, swimming crabs are native to North America; where they represent a major marine fishery despite serious conservation concerns. Previously, blue crabs have turned up in Japan and the…
Maxillopoda. Ostracoda. Malacostraca. Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a very large group of arthropods, usually treated as a subphylum, which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles. The 50,000 described species range in size from Stygotantulus stocki at 0.1 mm (0.004 in), to the Japanese spider crab with a leg span of up to 12.5 ft (3.8 m) and a mass of 44 lb (20 kg). Like other arthropods, crustaceans have an exoskeleton, which they moult to grow. They are distinguished from other groups of arthropods, such as insects, myriapods and chelicerates by the possession of biramous (two-parted) limbs, and by the nauplius form of the larvae.. Most crustaceans are free-living aquatic animals, but some are terrestrial (e.g. woodlice), some are parasitic (e.g. fish lice, tongue worms) and some are sessile (e.g. barnacles). The group has an extensive fossil record, reaching back to the Cambrian, and includes living fossils such as Triops cancriformis, which ...
CBG provides a standard sampling kit to all GMP participants. This includes a brand new Townes style Malaise trap and typically a years worth of collection bottles. Partners provide ethanol for killing and preserving samples and are responsible for changing the collection bottle once every week for the duration of the flight season.. All collection bottles are shipped for subsequent processing at CBG. Samples are accessioned, specimens were identified to order, arrayed, labeled, databased, and tissue-sampled for genetic analysis. All arthropods are barcoded, with the exception of a few very common species of Collembola, where only a few individuals from each trap sample were analyzed. Standard barcoding protocols are followed to recover the barcode region of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene. The barcode sequences, specimen images and collateral data are uploaded to BOLD under the Global Malaise Program campaign. Barcoded specimens are assigned to an existing or new Barcode Index ...
Numerous studies have recently reported on the discovery of bee viruses in different arthropod species and their possible transmission routes, vastly increasing our understanding of these viruses and their distribution. Here, we review the current literature on the recent advances in understanding the transmission of viruses, both on the presence of bee viruses in Apis and non-Apis bee species and on the discovery of previously unknown bee viruses. The natural transmission of bee viruses will be discussed among different bee species and other insects. Finally, the research potential of in vivo (host organisms) and in vitro (cell lines) serial passages of bee viruses is discussed, from the perspective of the host-virus landscape changes and potential transmission routes for emerging bee virus infections.
Plant Pest Handbook Insect Index Abstract: Insects and Their Injuries to Plants How Insects Develop How Insects Injure Plants How to Live with Insects How Insect Pests are Controlled on Plants Insecticides Botanical Insecticides and Related Structures Bacillus thuringiensis Products Organophosphates and Carbamates Dormant and Ultrafine Oils Insecticidal Soap Chloronicotinyl Insecticides Professionally Labeled Insecticides The majority of small invertebrate animals belong to Phylum Arthropoda, which consists of organisms with external skeletons and jointed legs. Insects, Class Hexapoda (meaning six-footed), has the largest number of species within this phylum. In addition to the characteristics already mentioned, insects also are distinguished by having one pair of antennae, and most have wings and three body regions as adults. Centipedes, millipedes, mites, sowbugs, and spiders are non-insect arthropods: all have external skeletons but adults have more than six legs. Insects are by far
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When choosing a pesticide, the landscaper should select a product that is specific to the pest to be controlled in order to spare beneficial arthropods. Systemic insecticides are less likely to affect predators and parasites on plant surfaces. Insecticidal soaps may spare hard bodied predaceous or parasitic arthropods. Microbial insecticides such as Bacillus thuringiensis products (Dipel®, Thuricide® and others) are target-specific for certain groups of insects. Specific miticides generally spare other arthropods.. Care must also be taken when using pesticides other than insecticides and miticides. Certain fungicides such as Benlate® will affect insectivorous fungi and other non-target organisms. Broad-spectrum insecticides often are useful when more than one pest is present, but they may cause a rapid resurgence of the primary or secondary pest. Pyrethroid insecticides can be more harmful to parasitic wasps than to the pests listed on their labels and may result in secondary pest outbreaks. ...
The European Union (EU) is facing the recent arrival of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. Its fast spread has caused great alarm because of the economic impact it implies for the agroeconomy of European countries. Among its insect vectors, Philaenus spumarius has been demonstrated to transmit the bacterium from infected to uninfected trees in the EU, where different measures have been established to control it. One of the proposals to manage this vector is the augmentation of natural enemy populations. However, the identification of candidate predator species is essential if such a management system is to be introduced. The present paper describes a set of species-specific primers designed to detect the presence of P. spumarius DNA in soil arthropod fauna generalist predators’ gut which can reveal candidate species for the pest’s biological control. Such primers have been proven to be a useful and reliable taxonomic tool for P. spumarius identification at any life stage, i.e., nymphs. This
These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that Ive accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isnt working, e-mail me at [email protected] and Ill be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 24, 2018. Phylum Mollusca Family Odontogriphidae (affinity with Mollusca uncertain) Caron, J.-B., et al. (2006). A soft-bodied mollusc with radula from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale. Nature, 442(7099). Ritchie, A. and G.D. Edgecombe (2001). An Odontogriphid from the Upper Permian of Australia. Palaeontology, Vol.44, Part 5. Smith, M.R. (2012). Mouthparts of the Burgess Shale fossils Odontogriphus and Wiwaxia: implications for the ancestral molluscan ...
Centipede Description: Centipedes have multi-jointed body, each segment having a pair of legs, growing to 30 centimeters (12 inches) long, with each pair
RESEARCH INTERESTS. My research focus on utilization of biological control agents on arthropod vectors (mosquitoes and ticks) affecting human and animal health. More generally, we are looking on the susceptibility of different stages of these arthropod vectors to microbials particularly fungi and also looking on the effects of botanicals against mosquitoes and ticks.. ...
The Center conducts research on insects of agricultural, medical and veterinary importance with the goal of achieving control of pest species through the development of environmentally acceptable approaches. Emphasisis placed on developing components and systems for integrated pest management, based upon an understanding of the behavior, physiology and ecology of pest species. Sensitive detection devices that employ semio-chemicals and electronic technology will provide the means for early intervention. Investigations will lead to biological control based on parasites, predators and microbes, and thus provide alternative, bio-rational tools for managing populations of pest species. Special attentionis focused on insect pests of field & horticultural crops, stored products and on arthropod pests of medical and veterinary importance. Protection of humans from arthropods of medical importance is a continuing priority. Thescope of the Centers research is national and international and impacts ...
The Medical Entomology Project (MEP), a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, conducts biosystematic research on arthropods of medical importance to the Army. MEP fulfills these objectives by performing biosystematic studies on important groups of vectors such as anopheline vectors of malaria parasites and culicine vectors of arboviruses, providing information on potential vectors for the guidance of military field research teams and other governmental agencies and preparing monographs and technical papers which summarize data on the ecology, taxonomy and medical importance of arthropod vectors in various regions of the world. In addition, MEP performs curation and research on the national collection of mosquitoes at the National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Smithsonian Institution. Research continues on the arbovirus vector groups of the subgenus Stegomyia, genus Aedes, of the African Region.*Entomology
A plan to eliminate rats on Alcatraz, home to the famous old prison in San Francisco Bay, led to the discovery of an unfamiliar glowing creature never before seen on the island.
The Paleozoic era spanned from 540 to 252 million years ago (mya) and represents the first era of diverse, complex life on Earth. The name Paleozoic means ancient life. During the early Paleozoic era, many new groups of marine invertebrates (animals without backbones) dominated the earth, although primitive vertebrates (animals with backbones) also began to appear. As the Cambrian explosion continued, almost all of the major groups of modern animals evolved from shared common ancestors. The ancient world ocean brimmed with invertebrate animals such as sponges, corals, and crabs (Fig. 7.11 A) as well as the first vertebrate animals: fishes (Fig. 7.11 B). The first animals to begin to colonize dry land were likely arthropods (Fig. 7.11 C). Arthropods are a group of invertebrate animals with jointed arms and hard shells including crabs, shrimp, spiders, and insects. By the end of the Paleozoic era-almost 300 mya after the Cambrian explosion-arthropods, amphibians, and some primitive reptiles ...
Story continues with In The Newspaper (Part 2 of 5). If not for the badge pinned to his jeans pocket, no one would know the pony-tailed 20-something was a cop. This is detective Ed Burgess. Double-chinned Schofield, stained collar open and tie unknotted, gestured toward the newcomer. Judge Denton, Detective Ed Burgess. Burgess. Denton. Before extending a hand, the young Burgess removed mini headphones from deep within his ear canals. Pleasure, said Burgess. He stood, despite the empty chair next to Denton. It was understandable. First, the thrift shop condition of the chair wasnt too inviting and second, the judge looked like hell after the ordeal. Remarkable transformation, calculated Burgess. The judge had left his house earlier that morning, no doubt looking sharp and crisp, ready to do whatever judges do. Now, he appeared worse than shit. Burgess had dealt with down and out crack addicts who looked and smelled better.. Schofield spoke between thick lips. Judge, this has got to be ...
Mandibles are also crucial to the hunting success of predatory ants. Mandibles can be wielded as formidable weapons in their own right, or as tools with which to grasp prey until a paralyzing sting can be delivered (a common strategy in the Ponerinae, most of which are solitary predators). Mass foraging predators (e.g. army ants, described below) use their mandibles to pin down prey from all sides while their nestmates dispatch it. A number of highly modified mandibles have evolved in response to the requirements of catching certain prey, especially those that are otherwise difficult to catch (e.g. collembolans). See the section on specialized predators below for several examples of such modifications. Despite a common misconception, most ants lack painful bites (being too small to have any effect on human skin). Usually ant bites are actually the venomous stings of ants in certain subfamilies (most commonly the Myrmicinae, but also members of the Ponerinae, Myrmeciinae, Pseudomyrmecinae, and ...
De oermûnigen (Latynske namme: Protostomata of Protostomia) foarmje in boppestamme fan it ryk fan e dieren (Animalia), it ûnderryk fan e echte dieren (Metazoa), it tuskenryk fan e twasidigen (Bilateria) en de rangleaze groep fan e termdieren (Nephrozoa). Oermûnigen ûnderskiede har fan har sustergroep, de nijmûnigen (Deuterostomata), trochdat by de embryonale ûntwikkeling de earste lichemsiepening de mûle wurdt, wylst dat by de oermûnigen de anus wurdt (de lichemsiepening dyt him as twadde ûntwikkelet, ûntjout him by nijmûnigen ta de mûle). Dêrfandinne de wittenskiplike namme Protostomata of Protostomia, wat yn it Gryksk earste mûle bestjut. Ta de oermûnigen hearre û.m. de lidpoatigen (Arthropoda), de weakdieren (Mollusca), de rûnwjirms (Nematoda) en de platwjirmeftigen (Platyzoa). Fierwei de grutste groep binne de lidpoatigen, dêrt û.m. de ynsekten (Insecta), de spineftigen (Arachnida), de kreefteftigen (Crustacea), en de tûzenpoatigen (Myriapoda) ûnder falle. ...
ID DROME2LHET_PE9 STANDARD; PRT; 206 AA. AC DROME2LHET_PE9; DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 1, Created) DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 2, Last sequence update) DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 3, Last annotation update) DE (DROME2LHET.PE9). OS DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER. OC Eukaryota; Metazoa; Eumetazoa; Bilateria; Coelomata; Protostomia; OC Panarthropoda; Arthropoda; Mandibulata; Pancrustacea; Hexapoda; Insecta; OC Dicondylia; Pterygota; Neoptera; Endopterygota; Diptera; Brachycera; OC Muscomorpha; Eremoneura; Cyclorrhapha; Schizophora; Acalyptratae; OC Ephydroidea; Drosophilidae; Drosophilinae; Drosophilini; Drosophilina; OC Drosophiliti; Drosophila. OX NCBI_TaxID=7227; RN [0] RP -.; RG -.; RL -.; CC -!- SEQ. DATA ORIGIN: Translated from the HOGENOM CDS DROME2LHET.PE9. CC Drosophila melanogaster chromosome 2LHet BDGP5.25 full sequence 1..3688 CC annotated by Ensembl CC -!- GENE_FAMILY: HOG000166435 [ FAMILY / ALN / TREE ] DR HOGENOM:Drosophila_melanogaster;FBGN0058042;FBTR0113781;FBPP0112504. DR HOGENOMDNA; DROME2LHET.PE9; -. KW ...
ID ACYPI_10000_PE14 STANDARD; PRT; 155 AA. AC ACYPI_10000_PE14; DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 1, Created) DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 2, Last sequence update) DT 00-JAN-0000 (Rel. 3, Last annotation update) DE (ACYPI_10000.PE14). OS ACYRTHOSIPHON PISUM. OC Eukaryota; Metazoa; Eumetazoa; Bilateria; Coelomata; Protostomia; OC Panarthropoda; Arthropoda; Mandibulata; Pancrustacea; Hexapoda; Insecta; OC Dicondylia; Pterygota; Neoptera; Paraneoptera; Hemiptera; Sternorrhyncha; OC Aphidiformes; Aphidomorpha; Aphidoidea; Aphididae; Aphidinae; Macrosiphini; OC Acyrthosiphon. OX NCBI_TaxID=7029; RN [0] RP -.; RG -.; RL -.; CC -!- SEQ. DATA ORIGIN: Translated from the HOGENOM CDS ACYPI_10000.PE14. CC Acyrthosiphon pisum supercontig EQ120772 Acyr2 full sequence 1..333179 CC annotated by Ensembl Genomes CC -!- GENE_FAMILY: HOG000045970 [ FAMILY / ALN / TREE ] DR HOGENOM:Acyrthosiphon_pisum;ACYPI33724;ACYPI33724-RA;ACYPI33724-PA. DR HOGENOMDNA; ACYPI_10000.PE14; -. KW ACYPI337246; ACYPI33724-PAA. SQ SEQUENCE 155 AA; UNKNOWN ...
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How to Identify Malacostraca of Arthropoda? How Malacostraca are classified? Systematics of Malacostraca, What is a Malacostraca? Overview of the Class
Arthropods, such as insects and crustaceans, have a nervous system made up of a series of ganglia, connected by a ventral nerve ... Many arthropods have well-developed sensory organs, including compound eyes for vision and antennae for olfaction and pheromone ... include arthropods, molluscs, and numerous types of worms. There is a basic difference between the two groups in the placement ...
... and arthropod pets, such as tarantulas and hermit crabs. Small pets may be grouped together as pocket pets, while the equine ...
Many arthropods have sclerites, or hardened body parts, which form a stiff exoskeleton made up mostly of chitin. In crustaceans ... The horseshoe crab is an arthropod of the family Limulidae. The shells or exuviae of these arachnid relatives are common in ...
Arthropods. See also: Spiracle § Arthropods. Some species of crab use a respiratory organ called a branchiostegal lung.[64] Its ... Larger spiders, scorpions and other arthropods use a primitive book lung. Insects. Main article: Respiratory system of insects ...
Arthropods[edit]. Arthropods are known to regenerate appendages following loss or autotomy.[22] Regeneration among arthropods ... Molting cycles are hormonally regulated in arthropods,[24] although premature molting can be induced by autotomy.[22] ...
Arthropods[edit]. *Southern black widow. *Black widow. *Brown recluse. *Texas brown tarantula ...
Fossilized arthropods[edit]. Some 52-million-year-old amber found in the Gujarat province, India, containing a large amount of ...
Ecdysteroid activity in arthropods[edit]. An ecdysteroid is a type of steroid hormones in insects that are derived from ... Sources in arthropods[edit]. The primary sources of 20-hydroxyecdysone in larvae are the prothoracic gland, ring gland, gut, ... In arthropods, 20-hydroxyecdysone acts through the ecdysone receptor. Although mammals lack this receptor, 20-hydroxyecdysone ... and metamorphosis of arthropods. It is therefore one of the most common moulting hormones in insects, crabs, etc. It is also a ...
Simple eyes in arthropods[edit]. Spider eyes[edit]. This jumping spider's main ocelli (center pair) are very acute. The outer ... Crustacea and Arthropod Relationships. Volume 16 of Crustacean Issues. Taylor & Francis. pp. 185-214. ISBN 978-0-8493-3498-6.. ... Arthropods differ widely in the habitats in which they live, as well as their visual requirements for finding food or ... Consequently, an enormous variety of eye designs are found in arthropods: they possess a wide variety of novel solutions to ...
Arthropod[edit]. Evidence supports its use against parasitic arthropods and insects: *Mites such as scabies:[25][26][27] It is ...
Arthropod pests[edit]. Pests that attack a variety of species of palms include: *Raoiella indica, the red palm mite[32] ...
Arthropod anatomy[edit]. Main articles: Arthropod, Insect morphology, and Spider anatomy. Arthropods comprise the largest ... Exoskeletons are derived from the epidermis and is composed of chitin in arthropods (insects, spiders, ticks, shrimps, crabs, ...
1972). Arthropods. New York: Praeger. Williams, Ron. ""Letter from Ron Williams" (blog),". Sherwin, Mary; et al., eds. (1982). ... and Jim Burns's book Arthropods (1972). Onyx's posters are in the permanent collection of the Frac Centre. Burns, Jim, ed. ( ...
The blue jay feeds mainly on seeds and nuts, such as acorns, which it may hide to eat later; soft fruits; arthropods; and ...
"Arthropods". A student's guide to the seashore (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 329-412. ISBN 978-0-521-46819-0. ...
The tracks, referred to the ichnogenus Merostomichnites, were made by an arthropod in which only three pairs of legs took part ... Arthropods portal Paleontology portal List of eurypterid genera Pterygotioidea Carcinosomatoidea Dunlop, J. A., Penney, D. & ... Mixopterus is a genus of eurypterid, an extinct group of aquatic arthropods. Fossils of Mixopterus have been discovered in ... Supplementary information Archived 2018-02-28 at the Wayback Machine Euan Neilson Kerr Clarkson (1998). "Arthropods". ...
Andrew J. Martinez & Candace Storm Martinez (2003). "Arthropods". Marine Life of the North Atlantic: Canada to New England. ... Arthropod Structure & Development. 38 (3): 179-194. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2008.12.002. PMID 19166968. A. G. Vidal-Gadea; M. D. ... Arthropod Structure & Development. 42 (in press): 443-454. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2013.07.003. PMID 23916868. R. E. DeGoursey & P. J ... Arthropod Structure & Development. 37 (2): 95-108. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2007.06.002. PMID 18089130. Andrés G. Vidal-Gadea & Jim H ...
ArthropodsEdit. Main article: 2010 in arthropod paleontology. FishesEdit. Main article: 2010 in paleoichthyology ...
In arthropods, the jaws are chitinous and oppose laterally, and may consist of mandibles or chelicerae. These jaws are often ...
Arthropods form a major group of pathogen vectors with mosquitoes, flies, sand flies, lice, fleas, ticks, and mites ... The Anopheles mosquito, a vector for malaria, filariasis, and various arthropod-borne-viruses (arboviruses), inserts its ...
A stinger (or sting) is a sharp organ found in various animals (typically insects and other arthropods) capable of injecting ... Among arthropods, a sting or stinger is a sharp organ, often connected with a venom gland and adapted to inflict a wound by ... Organs that perform similar functions in non-arthropods are often referred to as "stings". These organs include the modified ... "5-Hydroxytryptamine Content of Some Arthropod Venoms and Venom-containing Parts." Toxic on 1.4 (1963): 165-70. Web. ...
Michael J. Benton & David A. T. Harper (2009). "Ecdysozoa: arthropods". Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record. ... Like all other chelicerates, and other arthropods in general, the hughmilleriid eurypterids possessed segmented bodies and ... especially the pterygotids which would surpass lengths of 2 metres and become the largest known arthropods to ever live. ... an extinct group of aquatic arthropods. The hughmilleriids were the most basal members of the superfamily Pterygotioidea, in ...
V. Arthropods. Florida Marine Research Publications 25: 1-63. Candeias, A., (1929). Nota sombre uma especia nova do Genero ... Bousfield, E.L., (1962). Studies on littoral marine arthropods from the Bay of Fundy region. Bulletin (National Museum of ... Bousfield, E.L., (1958). Littoral marine arthropods and mollusks collected in western Nova Scotia, 1956. Proceedings of the ... Arthropod Structure & Development 37 (2): 141-154 Xu Zhao-Li, Wang Yun-Long (2006). Investigation on Pelagic Isopoda and ...
As in other arthropods, a true endoskeleton is absent, but the body does have an endoskeletal structure made up of ... Arthropods portal Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "King-Crab". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. ... Horseshoe crabs are closely related to the extinct eurypterids (sea scorpions), which include some of the largest arthropods to ... doi:10.1111/j.1753-5131.2012.01059.x. "Anxious Arthropods". Ohio History Org. 2014-09-25. Archived from the original on 2020-03 ...
"Bush giant dragonfly , Pare arthropods , Landcare Research". www.landcareresearch.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-09-15. Uropetala ...
Fascicle 3. Parasitic Arthropods. (PNW) Polish Scientific Publishers (1990) Lonc Elżbieta, Profesor Jadwiga Złotorzycka: Jej ...
... is a genus of eurypterid, an extinct group of aquatic arthropods. Fossils of Hughmilleria have been discovered in ... Michael J. Benton & David A. T. Harper (2009). "Ecdysozoa: arthropods". Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record. ...
It particularly welcomes contributions examining "sustainable control strategies" of arthropod pests; beneficial arthropods; ... the journal publishes original research on insects and arthropods in general. ...
OIKOS 93:286-293 Duman JG (2001) Antifreeze and ice nucleator proteins in terrestrial arthropods. Annual Review of Physiology. ... Functional Ecology 19:214-221 Danks, H.V. (1981). Arctic Arthropods. Ottawa, Canada: Entomological Society of Canada. p. 279. ... Antifreeze and ice nucleator proteins in terrestrial arthropods. Annual Review Physiology 63:327-357 Olsen TM and Duman JG ( ...
Mosquitoes, Ticks & Other Arthropods. John-Paul Mutebi, John E. Gimnig. Because vector control programs vary in coverage and ... Expert review of the evidence base for arthropod bite avoidance. J Travel Med. 2010 May-Jun; 17(3):182-92. ... Clothing treated with the other repellent products described above (such as DEET) provides protection from biting arthropods ... Permethrin-treated clothing repels and kills ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, and other biting and nuisance arthropods. Clothing ...
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The arthropod leg is a form of jointed appendage of arthropods, usually used for walking. Many of the terms used for arthropod ... Evolution and homology of arthropod legs[edit]. Expression of Hox genes in the body segments of different groups of arthropod, ... "Arthropod Structure & Development. 39 (6): 453-467. Retrieved 20 August 2020.. *^ a b c d Richards, O. W.; Davies, R.G. (1977 ... In arthropods, each of the leg segments articulates with the next segment in a hinge joint and may only bend in one plane. This ...
An arthropod (from Greek arthro-, joint + podos, foot) is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a ... For Arthropods[edit]. *Ha! Whare ye gaun, ye crawlin ferlie?. Your impudence protects you sairly;. I canna say but ye strunt ... Arthropods form the phylum Arthropoda, and include the insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans. ... For all their apparent differences, lobsters, crabs, starfish, and mosquitoes are all arthropods, and so vulnerable to the same ...
... critically endangered arthropods List of endangered arthropods List of vulnerable arthropods List of near threatened arthropods ... Even if constant arthropod total biomass results after certain arthropod extinctions, the ecosystem stability is compromised by ... Conservatively at least eighty percent of all living animal species are arthropods. Since arthropods constitute the majority of ... independent estimates indicate that there are millions of undocumented arthropods on Earth. Arthropods as a group have been ...
A spiracle or stigma is the opening in the exoskeletons of insects and some more derived[clarification needed] spiders to allow air to enter the trachea. In the respiratory system of insects, the tracheal tubes primarily deliver oxygen directly into the animals tissues. The spiracles can be opened and closed in an efficient manner to reduce water loss. This is done by contracting closer muscles surrounding the spiracle. In order to open, the muscle relaxes. The closer muscle is controlled by the central nervous system, but can also react to localized chemical stimuli. Several aquatic insects have similar or alternative closing methods to prevent water from entering the trachea. The timing and duration of spiracle closures can affect the respiratory rates of the organism. Spiracles may also be surrounded by hairs to minimize bulk air movement around the opening, and thus minimize water loss. Chapman, R.F. (1998): The Insects, Cambridge University Press Solomon, Eldra, Linda Berg, Diana Martin ...
The point is, even if youre squeamish about sharing your home with more than 500 kinds of arthropod-some of them ... and other arthropods. That means jumping bristletails, firebrats, and minute pirate bugs. Were talking about bark lice, ... an entomologist at the California Academy of Sciences and a co-author on the new domestic arthropods study. Because a survey ...
This illustration shows some of the general characteristics of arthropods. ... Many arthropods are capable of carrying disease. This illustration shows some of the general characteristics of arthropods. ... Many arthropods are capable of carrying disease. ...
... of the arthropod class Arachnida. They resemble true scorpions but are tailless and only 1 to 7.5 mm (0.04 to 0.3 inch) long. ... of the arthropod class Arachnida. They resemble true scorpions but are tailless and only 1 to 7.5 mm (0.04 to 0.3 inch) long. ...
Amys arthropods are members of the Cerambycidae, a family of beetles that come in many shapes and sizes. I spent a whole ... Erwin guessed that about two-thirds of the arthropods would be found only at canopy level and one-third only at ground level, ... Erwin thought there were at least 29 undescribed arthropods for every one that has been described, but only about one-third of ... Erwins statement was based on the assumptions that many arthropods are very picky about where they live and lay their eggs ( ...
arthropod: Annotated classification. Class Pauropoda Antennae branched; a pair of maxillae; 9-11 trunk segments bearing legs; ...
Arthropod-borne encephalitis viruses represent a significant public health problem throughout most of the world. These viruses ... Arthropod-borne encephalitides. Author. Lyle R Petersen, MD, MPH. Lyle R Petersen, MD, MPH ... Arthropod-borne encephalitis viruses represent a significant public health problem throughout most of the world. These viruses ... This topic will review the major characteristics of most of the arthropod-borne viral encephalitides. General issues related to ...
... The Understanding Evolution Team Click on an image to view larger version & data in a new window ... The Arthropod Story is an interactive investigation that takes you on a tour through the amazing evolutionary history of ... Parts of the Arthropod Story can also be utilized separately for indivual class activities. ... arthropods. Along the way, youll get a healthy dose of taxonomy, paleontology, natural history and principles of evolution. ...
Each major group of arthropods is characterised by a particular tagmosis. Arthropods include groups that are wholly marine (the ... A cross‐section of a typical arthropod segment showing basic characteristics. All arthropods are built from many such segments ... Recent phylogenomic studies are beginning to resolve arthropod relationships. Two of the largest groups of arthropods - ... Arthropoda (Arthropods). Neil W Blackstone, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA Published online: October 2012 ...
Writers on arthropod water relationships range from bio- physicists and biochemists to population ecologists-a fact that gives ... Water Balance in Land Arthropods. Authors. * E. B. Edney Series Title. Zoophysiology. Series Volume. 9. Copyright. 1977. ... Writers on arthropod water relationships range from bio- physicists and biochemists to population ecologists-a fact that gives ...
Arthropods. Native Hawaiian invertebrates encompass over 5,000 endemic insect species that are known to occur in Hawaii. ... Iridescent, blue, green, maroon, and yellow coloring are unique identifiers of this endemic arthropod; measuring almost an inch ...
Insects and other arthropods, the largest group of animals in number of species, have global impact on agriculture, industry, ... Arthropods covered in this volume include honeybee, bumblebee, the parasitic Jewel Wasp, silkworm, pea aphid, mosquito, Hessian ... Genome Mapping and Genomics in Arthropods. Editors: Hunter, Wayne, Kole, Chittaranjan (Eds.) ...
The facts of arthropod structure are presented in clear, easy-to-use fashion in this text by R. E. Snodgrass. Examples of each ...
Arthropods! - Those creepy things that crawl on you... by Courtney Murphy , This newsletter was created with Smore, an online ... Since arthropods are such a wide range of animals, there is no specific scientific name. Their trophic level is a herbivore. ... An arthropod (or is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages ...
Infection-derived lipids elicit an immune deficiency circuit in arthropods. *Dana K. Shaw1. *, Xiaowei Wang1. *, Lindsey J. ... b) The Rel homology domain sequence from D. melanogaster Relish was used to search arthropod transcripts for relish (class I) ... Arthropod transcriptional activator protein-1 (AP-1) aids tick-rickettsial pathogen survival in the cold *Supreet Khanal ... The prevailing view of humoral immunity in arthropods is largely driven by studies performed in Dipteran insects2,16,18,19,20. ...
Arthropod-borne diseases in homeless.. Brouqui P1, Raoult D.. Author information. 1. Unité des rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, IFR ...
Can you name the Arthropod Morphology? Test your knowledge on this science quiz to see how you do and compare your score to ...
Arthropods (Grasshopper) - Perch Dissection Pre-AP Biology April 9, 2014 - Vu 3rd by Lucas Martins , This newsletter was ... Arthropods (Grasshopper) Perch Dissection Pre-AP Biology April 9, 2014 - Vu 3rd ... Arthropods (Grasshopper) Perch Dissection Pre-AP Biology April 9, 2014 - Vu 3rd ... http://www.amnh.org/learn/biodiversity_counts/ident_help/Parts_Arthropods/grasshopper.htm. ...
... Citation. Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (2019). Insect Arthropods (KIDR-IN ... Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information Insect Arthropods Resources Taxonomic Coverages. Geographic Coverages. ...
Expression of engrailed proteins in arthropods, annelids, and chordates.. Patel NH1, Martin-Blanco E, Coleman KG, Poole SJ, ... Other arthropods, including grasshopper and two crustaceans, have similar patterns of engrailed expression. However, these ... ancestral function was in neurogenesis and whose function was co-opted during the evolution of segmentation in the arthropods, ... antibody that recognizes a conserved epitope in the homeodomain of engrailed proteins of a number of different arthropods, ...
The common characteristics of arthropods are they are invertebrates, which means they lack backbones. In fact, they lack bones ... Arthropods also have segmented legs, and in some of the more primitive arthropods, each segment of the body has a pair of legs ... Arthropod legs are most often used for swimming or walking, but some arthropods have pairs of legs that have been modified. ... The arthropod exoskeleton is made up of a tough material called chitin. Some arthropods, such as houseflies, have very thin and ...
Invertebrates, such as arthropods, (crabs and insects) produces unique hormone known as ecdysone. Ecdysone is a hormone ... To examine: Whether the statement "All hormones secreted by arthropods are also secreted by vertebrates." is true or false. ... Invertebrates produce some unique hormones especially in arthropods that play an important role in metamorphosis. ... True or false? All hormones secreted by arthropods are also secreted by vertebrates. ...
When divided into two equal sections, both sides of the arthropod body are mirror images of each... ... Arthropods have bilateral symmetry. When divided into two equal sections, both sides of the arthropod body are mirror images of ... Since arthropods make up 90 percent of the animal kingdom, there are plenty of examples showing this body type, as stated by ... Bilateral symmetry is a feature shared by all arthropods. This symmetry refers to how the body is structured, and it is also an ...
During the last 12 years more than 50 insect and other arthropod genome projects have been started and about half of them, ... In our review we will shortly discuss the arthropods with a sequenced genome and in how far a sequenced genome might contribute ... During the last 12 years more than 50 insect and other arthropod genome projects have been started and about half of them, ... Grimmelikhuijzen C.J.P., Hauser F. (2013) Arthropod Genomics and Pest Management Targeting GPCRs. In: Ishaaya I., Palli S., ...
  • Arthropods form the phylum Arthropoda , and include the insects , arachnids , myriapods , and crustaceans . (wikiquote.org)
  • Two of the largest groups of arthropods - crustaceans and insects - form a single clade, the Pancrustacea. (els.net)
  • Other arthropods, including grasshopper and two crustaceans, have similar patterns of engrailed expression. (nih.gov)
  • Arthropods are members of the phylum Arthropoda (from Greek ἄρθρον árthron , "joint", and ποδός podós "foot", which together mean "jointed feet"), and include the insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and others. (phys.org)
  • For added protection, the exoskeleton of ocean-dwelling arthropods (the crustaceans) is strengthened by the addition of the mineral calcium carbonate. (scholastic.com)
  • The data support the idea that insects are land-living crustaceans, that crustaceans comprise a diverse assemblage of at last three distinct arthropod types, and that myriapods (millipedes and centipedes) are the closest relatives of this great 'pancrustacean' group. (natureasia.com)
  • Derek Briggs, Yale University, says: "This new research extends the range of this enigmatic group of fossil arthropods back to the Silurian, some 435 million years ago, and provides evidence that they belong among the crustaceans, the modern group that includes lobsters, shrimps and crabs. (eurekalert.org)
  • Scientists discovered these splotchy marks in fossils of the arthropod Alalcomenaeus, an animal which shares its phylum with modern insects, spiders and crustaceans. (uncommondescent.com)
  • Now, after analyzing 62 shared genetic sequences across all the arthropods, the researchers are putting the strange shrimp together with the six-legged insects, Hexapoda, to form a new group they dubbed Miracrustacea, or "surprising crustaceans. (lockergnome.com)
  • It is now believed that several groups of arthropods evolved uniramous limbs independently from ancestors with biramous limbs, so this taxon is no longer used. (wikipedia.org)
  • Major groups of arthropods exhibit a characteristic tagmosis. (els.net)
  • Chapters on whiteflies and dipteran leafminers should broaden our understanding of the galling habit in other groups of arthropods. (platekompaniet.no)
  • Threatened arthropods are defined here as any of a number of species within the phylum Arthropoda, whose extinction is likely in the foreseeable future. (wikipedia.org)
  • In terrestrial arthropods traumatic insemination is most prevalent in the true bug infraorder Cimicomorpha, where it has evolved independently at least three times. (nih.gov)
  • Given Kingdom Animalia numerically dominates this list and virtually all terrestrial vertebrates have been described, the question of how many terrestrial species exist is all but reduced to one of how many arthropod species there are. (pnas.org)
  • Using analogous approaches, we also produce independent estimates for all insects, mean: 5.5 million species (range 2.6-7.8 million), and for terrestrial arthropods, mean: 6.8 million species (range 5.9-7.8 million), which suggest that estimates for the world's insects and their relatives are narrowing considerably. (pnas.org)
  • Here we compare global species estimates for beetles, insects, and terrestrial arthropods from eight different methods of estimation (here called methods 1-8). (pnas.org)
  • Despite this fact, the performance of primer sets employed for metabarcoding terrestrial arthropods has not been sufficiently evaluated. (doaj.org)
  • In fact, soil-dwelling Collembola are reported as having no physiological or metabolic means of regulating water loss and generally have high integumental permeability compared with other terrestrial arthropods ( 2 , 3 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • We produced guidelines for developing monitoring programs for invertebrates, have considered the impacts of management practices on terrestrial arthropod diversity, and have predicted the impacts of loss of eastern hemlocks due to the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid on arthropod diversity. (usf.edu)
  • Agents of diseases ( prions, viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites ) are not only transmitted by body contact or direct exchange of bodily fluids, but also by means of vectors which belong to the groups of licking or blood-sucking arthropods (mites, ticks, insects) that live close to humans and their houses. (ebooks.com)
  • According to a study published last week, your house could be home to more than 500 different kinds of insects, spiders, and other arthropods. (slate.com)
  • Arthropods, or land invertebrates, include arachnids such as spiders, scorpions, and tarantulas and myriapods such as centipedes and millipedes. (animal-world.com)
  • This chapter deals with the major groups of venomous arthropods: the hymenopterans , spiders, centipedes and scorpions, and urticating caterpillars. (ufl.edu)
  • To quantify the transfer of inorganic mercury and methylmercury from female arthropods to their eggs, we collected and analyzed brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana), wolf spiders (Alopecosa spp. (environmental-expert.com)
  • A former PhD student, David Jennings, studies interactions among distantly-related taxa, in particular spiders, carnivorous plants, and amphibians, all of which consume similar-size arthropod prey. (usf.edu)
  • This illustration shows some of the general characteristics of arthropods. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This topic will review the major characteristics of most of the arthropod-borne viral encephalitides. (uptodate.com)
  • A cross‐section of a typical arthropod segment showing basic characteristics. (els.net)
  • What Are the Common Characteristics of Arthropods? (reference.com)
  • The common characteristics of arthropods are they are invertebrates, which means they lack backbones. (reference.com)
  • Other characteristics that all arthropods share include an exoskeleton, body segmentation and jointed appendages. (reference.com)
  • Despite their vast number and varied existence, all arthropods share certain characteristics. (scholastic.com)
  • What characteristics do all arthropods share? (msnucleus.org)
  • Arthropod characteristics. (slideserve.com)
  • Soil-dwelling arthropods have several characteristics that distinguish them from surface-living forms, in particular with respect to water balance. (sciencemag.org)
  • Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato provides insight into the proper and appropriate application of pesticides and the integration of alternative pest management methods. (elsevier.com)
  • This book provides a global overview of the biology and management of key arthropod pests of tomatoes, including arthropod-vectored diseases. (elsevier.com)
  • Arthropod pests -- Control. (powells.com)
  • This publication describes the common arthropod pests of dry bean in North Dakota. (ndsu.edu)
  • Note: There are 75-100 arthropod pests reported on holly ( Ilex sp. (ncsu.edu)
  • In comparison, there are fewer arthropod pests are fewer, but they can be serious detriments to onion production. (umn.edu)
  • Arthropod pests discussed here can be problematic in one or more areas of North America. (umn.edu)
  • The SPDN invites participants of the Invasive Arthropod Workshop to submit Poster Abstracts on relevant invasive arthropod (or mollusk) issues for the southern region of the U.S. Notes on recent exotic pest introduction, new diagnostic guides, management updates, state or multi-state training events, research updates on recently introduced pests, or other information relevant to exotic arthropods in the southern region are welcome. (ufl.edu)
  • DOLINSKI, Claudia e LACEY, Lawrence A. . Microbial control of arthropod pests of tropical tree fruits . (scielo.br)
  • Inundatively and inoculatively applied microbial control agents (virus, bacteria, fungi, and entomopathogenic nematodes) have been developed as alternative control methods of a wide variety of arthropods including tropical fruit pests. (scielo.br)
  • Microbial control of arthropod pests of banana includes banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (with EPNs and fungi) among others Oryctes rhinoceros (L.) is one of the most important pests of coconut and one of the most successful uses of non-occluded virus for classical biological control. (scielo.br)
  • Also successful is the microbial control of arthropod pests of guava, papaya and pineapple. (scielo.br)
  • A 2-yr study was conducted to document the influence of selected buffalograss, Buchloë dactyloides (Nuttall) Engelmann, management practices (three mowing heights and five nitrogen levels) on the seasonal abundance of the western chinch bug, Blissus occiduus Barber (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae), and its beneficial arthropods. (bioone.org)
  • In contrast, buffalograss cultivar had little influence on the abundance of other beneficial arthropods collected. (bioone.org)
  • An arthropod (from Greek arthro- , joint + podos , foot) is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton ), a segmented body, and jointed appendages . (wikiquote.org)
  • Arthropods are characterised by a segmented, jointed and hardened exoskeleton that has internal musculature. (els.net)
  • The arthropod exoskeleton is made up of a tough material called chitin. (reference.com)
  • The appendages of arthropods may be either biramous or uniramous . (wikipedia.org)
  • The arthropod body plan consists of repeated segments, each with a pair of appendages. (phys.org)
  • Consisting of or having two branches, as the appendages of an arthropod. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Modern arthropods have fewer body segments and more specialized appendages. (slideserve.com)
  • Invertebrates produce some unique hormones especially in arthropods that play an important role in metamorphosis. (bartleby.com)
  • Invertebrates, such as arthropods, (crabs and insects) produces unique hormone known as ecdysone. (bartleby.com)
  • The World of Reptiles, Amphibians and Arthropods (land invertebrates) includes a diverse group of creatures. (animal-world.com)
  • Insects and other arthropods, the largest group of animals in number of species, have global impact on agriculture, industry, human health and environment. (springer.com)
  • Therefore, because this is a single lineage, an understanding of their global species richness, and that of the insects and other arthropods of which they form a part, is particularly important. (pnas.org)
  • Yet today many people still find it surprising that insects and other arthropods show behaviors that are much more complex than innate reflexes. (harvard.edu)
  • Arthropods such as mites and lice flourish on the bodies of almost every kind of animal on Earth. (scholastic.com)
  • Since arthropods constitute the majority of the faunal biomass on Earth, their role is vital to the survival of large numbers of insectivores and other animals that prey upon arthropods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even if constant arthropod total biomass results after certain arthropod extinctions, the ecosystem stability is compromised by reduction in species numbers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Power functions are used with arthropods, facilitating biomass estimation of a sample when destructive techniques are not feasible. (jhu.edu)
  • There are no published biomass regressions for oceanic island fauna, despite the widely accepted conclusion that their arthropod assemblages are unusual in composition. (jhu.edu)
  • Estimating the number of threatened arthropod species is extremely difficult, primarily because a vast number of the species themselves are not yet named or described. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, according to Deyrup and Eisner, "The rate of destruction and degradation of natural habitats is currently so great that there are not nearly enough biologists to even catalog the arthropod species that are suddenly on the edge of extinction. (wikipedia.org)
  • However the expansion of human activities has led to demise of many arthropod species through the mechanisms of deforestation, conventional farming, slash-and-burn methods in the tropics, habitat fragmentation via urban development, excessive use of pesticides and even the success of forest fire suppression. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only a tiny fraction of the planet's endangered arthropods are formally recognized as such, as no one has ever evaluated the conservation status of the vast majority of arthropod species. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is difficult to estimate the total number of endangered arthropod species, since many of the taxa themselves have not been recorded. (wikipedia.org)
  • The total number of living arthropod species is probably in the tens of millions. (wikipedia.org)
  • One conservative estimate puts the number of arthropod species in tropical forests alone at six to nine million species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conservatively at least eighty percent of all living animal species are arthropods. (wikipedia.org)
  • in addition, arthropods constitute the bulk of faunal pollinators, so that the survival of crops as well as millions of natural flora species depend on robust and biologically diverse arthropod populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • The survival of diverse arthropods is essential to propagation of higher animals on the food chain, e.g. those species who prey upon the insectivores and other taxa that consume arthropods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus extinction of arthropods species threaten to make extinct hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of higher order birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Normally arthropods represent the largest number of species that are displaced by such farming. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed]Pesticide use is also a major threat to arthropod species survival. (wikipedia.org)
  • False scorpion , also called pseudoscorpion , any of the 1,700 species of the order Pseudoscorpiones (sometimes Chelonethida) of the arthropod class Arachnida . (britannica.com)
  • Are There Really 30 Million Arthropod Species? (amnh.org)
  • Erwin suggested that there might be 30 million species of arthropods, implying that for every one that has already been described there are 29 that are unknown, unnamed, and unclassified. (amnh.org)
  • Erwin made everybody realize that we don't know much about the host specificity of tropical arthropods, and we don't know whether the canopy and ground faunas are distinct, and we don't have any idea how many species exist. (amnh.org)
  • These viruses, which belong to the families Flaviviridae , Togaviridae , Bunyaviridae , and Reoviridae, are usually highly adapted to particular reservoir hosts and are spread from animal to animal via the bite of an infected arthropod, usually a specific mosquito or tick species ( table 1 ). (uptodate.com)
  • Many different species, up to 99 percent, have bilateral symmetry and not all of them are arthropods. (reference.com)
  • With beetles alone accounting for about 40% of all described arthropod species, the truly pertinent question is how many beetle species exist. (pnas.org)
  • Indeed, arthropods far outnumber all other types of animals combined, with an estimated 1 million species. (scholastic.com)
  • All species of arthropods also share a basic body plan. (scholastic.com)
  • In the simplest arthropod species, this fluid simply squishes to and fro. (scholastic.com)
  • A new phylogeny based on an analysis of over 41,000 base pairs of DNA from 75 species, including representatives of every major arthropod lineage, should ease the way towards a consensus on the matter. (natureasia.com)
  • Any way you look at it - by sheer weight, species diversity or population - the hard-shelled, joint-legged creepy crawlies called arthropods dominate planet Earth. (lockergnome.com)
  • In a scientific and technological tour de force that was nearly a decade in the making, a team of scientists from Duke University, the University of Maryland and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County have compared genetic sequences from 75 different species to draw a new family tree that includes every major arthropod lineage. (lockergnome.com)
  • This latest study has created a fuller picture of the arthropod family tree by using more species and more genes, he said. (lockergnome.com)
  • Once assembled, the 75 species were then stripped down to their DNA for a painstaking search to find genetic sequences that would appear across all arthropods, enabling statistical comparisons. (lockergnome.com)
  • Arthropod Order Decapoda (Crayfish) and Mayfly Species Hexagenia limbata (Hex) . (troutnut.com)
  • Response of arthropod biodiversity to foundation species declines: the case of the eastern hemlock. (usf.edu)
  • In an attempt to simplify the complex interactions between multiple species (vertebrate host, arthropod vector, and microbial pathogen) that occur during the blood meal and following the deposition of pathogen in the host, researchers routinely use artificial animal models, which do not account for a number of potential parameters. (frontiersin.org)
  • The SPDN Invasive Arthropod Workshop provides Land Grant University, USDA-APHIS-PPQ, USDA-Forest Service, and State Departments of Agriculture the opportunity to discuss communication protocols and invasive arthropod issues relevant to the southern U.S. This workshop also allows participants to have intensive, hands-on identification training for several pest taxa of concern. (ufl.edu)
  • These equations have a high predictive capacity for a broad range of arthropod taxa common in the Hawaiian Islands and, in the absence of locally developed equations, the arthropods of other oceanic islands. (jhu.edu)
  • The relative adaption of arthropod taxa to the soil environment can be quantified using the QBS method ("Qualità Biologica del Suolo," or "Biological Index of Soil Quality") based upon an eco-morphological index (EMI) score from 1 to 20 that accounts for factors including arthropod pigmentation, appendage and visual apparatus development, and total body size, among others. (scirp.org)
  • We are working towards identifying and verifying short cuts, such as indicator or surrogate taxa, that can predict the diversity of all other arthropods in ecosystems and are investigating the scales and context-dependencies of these relationships. (usf.edu)
  • For a time, possession of uniramous limbs was believed to be a shared, derived character , so uniramous arthropods were grouped into a taxon called Uniramia . (wikipedia.org)
  • Crustacean limbs also differ in being biramous, whereas all other extant arthropods have uniramous limbs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthropod limbs may be uniramous (one branched) or biramous (two branched). (els.net)
  • Both branches of the prosomal limbs of this new fossil are robust and segmented in contrast to their morphology in Cambrian arthropods, revealing that a true biramous limb was once present in chelicerates as well as in the mandibulates. (pnas.org)
  • Arthropods' unparalleled success is in large part because of the segmented construction of their bodies and limbs. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Modern arthropod limbs in their most basic form have two branches, each of which is often highly specialized for one function - for instance, moving around, sensing the environment, breathing or mating. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Another mystery revolved around the apparent complete absence of limbs on their trunk - rather embarrassing for an arthropod! (scientificamerican.com)
  • Arthropod Order Decapoda (Crayfish) , Insect Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies) , and Insect Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies) . (troutnut.com)
  • Arthropod-borne diseases in homeless. (nih.gov)
  • At a time when vector-borne diseases have increased their spread, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods provides physicians, infectious disease specialists, medical entomologists, and public health officials with an up-to-date, readily accessible, gold-standard reference source. (indigo.ca)
  • Dynamics of Arthropod-Borne Diseases. (indigo.ca)
  • II Major Arthropod-Borne Diseases. (indigo.ca)
  • For the assistance of trainers in illustrating the information provided in the maps of distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their principal vectors, a set of slides and another of transparencies for overhead projection are soon to be produced and made available against payment. (ciesin.org)
  • Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. (ebooks.com)
  • This book presents reviews on examples of such arthropod-borne emerging diseases that lurk on the fringes of our crowded megacities. (ebooks.com)
  • The Arthropod-Borne Disease Program tests for Arthropod-Borne diseases in order to obtain a more accurate picture of the true incidence and distribution in the County. (suffolkcountyny.gov)
  • Hence, host insects and general arthropods, which developed a way to coexist with such parasites, are a promising source for the prospection of anti-parasitic compounds, as alternative methods for the treatment of protozoa-related diseases. (frontiersin.org)
  • ICD-9 code 065 for Arthropod-borne hemorrhagic fever is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -ARTHROPOD-BORNE VIRAL DISEASES (060-066). (aapc.com)
  • Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat is an invaluable resource for information on the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the major arthropod-borne diseases of dogs and cats. (routledge.com)
  • Is Arthropod Saliva the Achilles' Heel of Vector-Borne Diseases? (frontiersin.org)
  • The Arthropod Story is an interactive investigation that takes you on a tour through the amazing evolutionary history of arthropods. (tolweb.org)
  • Oakley TH and Cunningham CW (2002) Molecular phylogenetic evidence for the independent evolutionary origin of an arthropod compound eye. (els.net)
  • The evolutionary interrelationship of arthropods (jointed-legged animals) has long been a matter of dispute. (natureasia.com)
  • Our research recently published in Nature focuses on newly discovered fossils of a long-extinct group, the anomalocaridids, to fill in some of the evolutionary story for arthropods. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Amy's arthropods are members of the Cerambycidae, a family of beetles that come in many shapes and sizes. (amnh.org)
  • Following in the footsteps of researchers who have sought to engineer bio-inspired materials that harness the water-repelling, or hydrophobic, properties of lotus leaves and Stenocara beetles, a new paper proposes a relatively simple method to mimic the hydrophobicity of arthropod hairs. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Arthropod Vectors of Infectious Disease: Biology and Control. (routledge.com)
  • Some arthropods, such as houseflies, have very thin and weak exoskeletons, while the exoskeletons of other arthropods are very tough. (reference.com)
  • Thanks to their exoskeletons, arthropods became the world's first land animals some 300 million years ago. (scholastic.com)
  • citation needed] Most endangerment of arthropod populations is from habitat destruction by growing human populations and related human activities such as agriculture, construction and transportation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthropods exhibit unparalleled diversity and abundance along with a correspondingly large ecological impact. (els.net)
  • ABSTRACT: The main objective of this study is to assess the soil diversity, and temporal and spatial distribution of soil macro-arthropods, on different dayas in Algerian steppe. (issuu.com)
  • Soil arthropods play an important role in nutrient cycling and maintenance of soil structure, and their abundance and diversity provide an indication of the biological quality of soil. (scirp.org)
  • This study was conducted to quantify soil arthropod abundance and diversity for a period of one year following swine manure application via broadcast or injection. (scirp.org)
  • Monitoring changes in abundance and diversity of arthropods may reveal valuable information about the ecological health of soil in response to external stimuli. (scirp.org)
  • This study focused on assessing the impact of swine slurry application method and time following slurry application on soil chemical properties and arthropod abundance and diversity for a period of one year. (scirp.org)
  • My collaborators and I are intimately aware of the difficulty of managing and monitoring the vast diversity of arthropods in most systems. (usf.edu)
  • And when a Cambrian arthropod brain turns up that can be analyzed, if it turns out to be pretty much like a modern arthropod brain, what reasonable conclusion should we draw about the design of life or the alleged lack thereof? (uncommondescent.com)
  • In arthropods, each of the leg segments articulates with the next segment in a hinge joint and may only bend in one plane. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthropods also have segmented legs, and in some of the more primitive arthropods, each segment of the body has a pair of legs. (reference.com)
  • Evolution can separately modify each segment for different purposes, allowing arthropods to adapt to almost every possible environment and mode of life. (scientificamerican.com)
  • 1997) Evidence for a clade of nematodes, arthropods and other moulting animals. (els.net)
  • Since arthropods are such a wide range of animals, there is no specific scientific name. (smore.com)
  • Zoology) the protective or supporting structure covering the outside of the body of many animals, such as the thick cuticle of arthropods. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The arthropods, or "joint-footed" animals, also fill every imaginable environment, from the deepest ocean trenches to the highest mountain peaks, from the frozen wasteland of Antarctica to the broiling Mojave Desert in the western United States. (scholastic.com)
  • Like all animals, arthropods need oxygen to survive. (scholastic.com)
  • Envenomation of animals by poisonous arthropods is relatively uncommon and difficult to recognize. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • No arthropod looks so fierce as the tailless whipscorpion, but in fact these animals are harmless, gentle, and extraordinarily photogenic. (myrmecos.net)
  • The rigid cuticle inhibits growth, so arthropods replace it periodically by molting. (phys.org)
  • Anderson DT (1973) Embryology and Phylogeny in Annelids and Arthropods. (els.net)
  • Expression of engrailed proteins in arthropods, annelids, and chordates. (nih.gov)
  • On the basis of these patterns, we suggest that engrailed is a gene whose ancestral function was in neurogenesis and whose function was co-opted during the evolution of segmentation in the arthropods, but not in the annelids and chordates. (nih.gov)
  • The neprhidial organs are thought to be derived from similar organs in annelids , although reduced in number since the open circulatory system of arthropods lessens the demand on separate excretory organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthropods as a group have been very successful organisms on this planet, comprising over half of all the higher life forms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Her research is extremely complex, requiring knowledge of arthropods and plants and the interaction between the two groups of organisms. (amnh.org)
  • This xiphosuran chelicerate shows many typical arthropod features both externally and internally, (c) comparison of the structure of the arthropod brain, for example, that of L. polyphemus and a crustacean and (d) might suggest that the chelicerae of the former are homologous to the second antennae of the latter, but this is far from clear. (els.net)
  • In addition to the biological and ecological informa-tion on these arthropods, each chapter also provides information on their evolution, in most instances, viewed against the evolution of their host plants. (platekompaniet.no)
  • Drosophila] Last Chance to Register for Arthropod Genomics Symposium! (bio.net)
  • May 26, 2017: Poster Abstracts Due** & **Registration Deadline* http://globalhealth.nd.edu/10th-annual-arthropod-genomics-symposium/ The website above has information on registration, speakers, abstract submissions, the accompanying bioinformatics workshop, and accommodations. (bio.net)
  • The arthropod leg is a form of jointed appendage of arthropods , usually used for walking . (wikipedia.org)
  • This new edition is updated with the latest research findings and current theories about infectious disease and arthropods. (indigo.ca)
  • Some authors posit up to eleven segments per leg for the most recent common ancestor of extant arthropods [1] but modern arthropods have eight or fewer. (wikipedia.org)
  • All arthropods are built from many such segments, which may be modified in various ways. (els.net)
  • Like their exteriors, the internal organs of arthropods are generally built of repeated segments. (phys.org)
  • arthropods are some of the animal world's most fascinating creatures! (animal-world.com)
  • Erwin's statement was based on the assumptions that many arthropods are very picky about where they live and lay their eggs (this is called host specificity) and that there are twice as many arthropods that live only at treetop level as there are that live on the ground. (amnh.org)
  • Arthropods include the only invertebrate group to evolve flight. (els.net)
  • A typical arthropod has a simple brain, an amazing set of sense organs, and a nervous system that connects the two. (scholastic.com)
  • Bed bug bites cause typical arthropod bite reactions: a small pink papulovesicle that is highly pruritic in sensitive individuals ( Figure 4 ). (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Because vector control programs vary in coverage and effectiveness, travel health practitioners should advise travelers to use repellents and other general protective measures against biting arthropods. (cdc.gov)
  • These vaccines directed against vector arthropods also have the potential to effect the arthropods capacity to transmit pathogens, and this is distinct from transmission-blocking vaccines that use antigens derived from pathogens. (ajtmh.org)
  • Finally, even a temporal separation of saliva- and pathogen-delivery cannot eliminate effects of arthropod saliva on a subsequent infection with a vector-borne disease ( 8 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Numerous reports have documented the potent and pleiotropic effects of the saliva of blood-feeding arthropods, which include anti-coagulation, vasodilation anti-inflammation [reviewed by ( 9 )], calling into question how minute amounts of proteins in the inoculum that is delivered during a blood meal could significantly alter the host's immune response against the vector-delivered pathogen. (frontiersin.org)
  • This observation is particularly puzzling considering that vector saliva primarily evolved to assist the arthropod in obtaining a blood meal and not to facilitate the infection of the vertebrate host with a vector-borne pathogen. (frontiersin.org)
  • Some arthropods undergo metamorphosis, which means they need to pass through several stages from larva to adult. (reference.com)
  • Soil degradation results in a significant decrease in the richness and density of soil macro-arthropods and changes the seasonal distribution of the soil arthropod community. (issuu.com)
  • Land application of livestock manure provides crop nutrients and may also impact the soil arthropod community. (scirp.org)
  • Millipede , (class Diplopoda), any member of the arthropod class Diplopoda, distributed worldwide and commonly grouped with several other classes as myriapods . (britannica.com)
  • The reason for their anterior location is probably because these organs must be developed early on in the embryo and millipedes and other arthropods develop mainly by proliferation of cells at the posterior of the embryo. (wikipedia.org)
  • The possibility of vaccinating hosts against blood-feeding arthropods using antigens derived from salivary gland, gut, and other tissues is reviewed. (ajtmh.org)